OSX 10.8 performance as operating system

joecool99

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OSX 10.7 finally ditched Rosetta support and installation footprint became smaller then OSX 10.6 (i still run it)

All the iOS like "social features" have 0 value for me, but i'm interested as it performs as "operating system" - meaning supportive environment to run my creative applications: Adobe CS6 Master Collection, Final Cut Studio, and all other application. Multitasking behavior, boot time etc.
I know we are not getting any new file system apple promised years ago and then ditched.

How does it manage RAM? Does it have less demands itself allowing my apps to run most efficient etc. ?

Few features i like: Safari version that caught up (finally) with the other browsers (google chrome like search bar) and dictations.

Anyone has info regarding such performance improvements ?
 

ErikGrim

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OSX 10.7 finally ditched Rosetta support and installation footprint became smaller then OSX 10.6 (i still run it)

All the iOS like "social features" have 0 value for me, but i'm interested as it performs as "operating system" - meaning supportive environment to run my creative applications: Adobe CS6 Master Collection, Final Cut Studio, and all other application. Multitasking behavior, boot time etc.
I know we are not getting any new file system apple promised years ago and then ditched.

How does it manage RAM? Does it have less demands itself allowing my apps to run most efficient etc. ?

Few features i like: Safari version that caught up (finally) with the other browsers (google chrome like search bar) and dictations.

Anyone has info regarding such performance improvements ?
Improvements in boot time, application launch and memory management should be quite noticeable.

As an example, cold boot on my 2011 iMac with SSD is less than 10 seconds. Opening Photoshop takes 1-2 bounces.
 

rupam.db

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Improvements in boot time, application launch and memory management should be quite noticeable.

As an example, cold boot on my 2011 iMac with SSD is less than 10 seconds. Opening Photoshop takes 1-2 bounces.
When did bounces became a measure of performance ?
 

haravikk

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OSX 10.7 finally ditched Rosetta support and installation footprint became smaller then OSX 10.6 (i still run it)
Not sure Rosetta really had much to do with that, as it was an optional install? They definitely had to trim a load of fat though since Lion was the first downloadable OS, even at 4+gb it was still a hefty download.

Keeping Xcode separate, and making many drivers download on-demand will have helped a great deal as some of the driver bundles that came with OS X in the past were excessively large.
 

nontroppo

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Well, one of the "features" of Mountain Lion is "virtual memory performance" --



As some people have problems with Lion, and others moan of swapping, then whatever this turns out to be technically should "help". If this really is just a bug fix for poorly performing paging algoritms, then shame on Apple...

The other major system change seems to be the GPU architecture. Apple have had terrible graphics drivers, by far the worst in the industry over the last few years, and we can only hope that they update the graphics drivers to enable basic functionality available for ages on other platforms. For an OS that touts the visual creative arts as a foundation, the lack of care of updating the core graphics infrastructure has been hugely disappointing...
 

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Riemann Zeta

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The only thing that conserns me is the "Sandboxing" requirements. Not looking forward to no longer having third-party apps able to communicate with each other or with the lower-level OS frameworks.
 

rupam.db

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Since before you were born newbie.
Watch you tongue fussy baboon !!

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oh believe me its a great indicator, before i got my ssd all i saw was icons bouncing and it drove me crazy. now that ive got my ssd i dont see anything "bounce"
SSD's are new. Most of us don't have it. Less space but power nap and better performance goes all the way :)
 

joecool99

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any objective performance observations from developers using osx 10.6/10.7/10.8 on same hardware ?
 
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