Performance/Install Method Comparisons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by volk, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. volk macrumors member

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    I am hearing conflicting reports of performance issues with Leopard. Many people are claiming great speed, but some are saying not so good. I am also hearing a lot of claims that Expose and Spaces are sluggish. I think it would be helpful to have a running matrix of graphical and system speed, system specs, and the type of install method used to move to Leopard. It might help people make some more solid decisions about upgrading.

    If you're willing, briefly rate Leopard:

    General Performance
    Expose/Spaces Performance
    Mac Model
    RAM
    Instal Method
     
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I have a 17" MBP, 2.16GHz 2GB RAM and 256MB video ... expose and spaces are just fine for me, very smooth.
     
  3. volk thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you upgrade, clean install, or archive and install?
     
  4. lilmoonee macrumors newbie

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    15" MBP core duo 1.83ghz 2gb of ram 128mb ati x1600

    General Performance: MUCH faster than tiger install (almost all apps open instantly) less page file swapping.

    Expose/Spaces: Works well...spaces is smooth for the most part.

    Install Method: Clean install with migration assistant from superduper backup for user profiles and apps.
     
  5. ascender macrumors 68020

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    General Performance - Excellent. Noticeably faster and more responsive than 10.4
    Expose/Spaces Performance - Not tried yet
    Mac Model - Macbook, 13", 1.83GHz C2D
    RAM - 2Gb
    Install Method - Erase then clean install

    General Performance - Excellent. Noticeably faster and more responsive than 10.4
    Expose/Spaces Performance - Excellent
    Mac Model - iMac, 24", 2.8GHz
    RAM - 4Gb
    Install Method - Erase then clean install
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I really don't want to have to reinstall my windows partition so what would be the best install for me?
     
  7. Eluzion macrumors 6502

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    Any installation will work.
     
  8. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Even a clean install won't delete my windows partition?
     
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Clean install, never been a fan of upgrades (regardless of OS ... yes, Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X, etc)
     
  10. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I must sound really stupid. So with achieve and install you get a clean install except that you can put your files back on since they are stored is that right?
     
  11. ksgant macrumors 6502a

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    From what I understand, Archive & Install archives the "system" part of your OS and installs a brand-spanking new one, yet leaves the /Users directory alone. So you are getting a fresh system...but with your files on it. I really don't see the reason of wiping everything off the computer, then do the long process of moving all your music and photos and reinstalling all your applications and putting in serial numbers and then downloading all the updates for all those applications. I mean, a full wipe is tantamount to a major system crash!

    It's archive and install for me. I'm not going to spend all weekend just installing and installing.
     
  12. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    As I understand it, the only time the windows partition would be knocked out is if you go into the disk utility from the install cd and re-partition. None of the OSX Install options actually partition your hard drive. At worst they format the Mac Partition.

    When my leopard arrives, I will be doing the same as you and im not worried in the slightest about my windows partition. Im sure the partition has more to worry about from windows itself than the installer cd :p:p:p
     

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