Lets see if we can come to an agreement to how SL compares to Lion in the performance department. I have an older (2007) macbook, which is already showing signs of age, and I'm wondering if Lion would give my macbook a little more pep or more lag.
Shutting down and booting up is way slower, but opening mail, itunes etc is like 3-4 times faster for me.
Minimally faster indeed. Im really surprised how well it performs on my Mini with 8 GB of RAM. I really feared it would hog the whole system. 8 GB of ram is a must, thug, to see the system fly.
I am on a 2007 MacBook, Core 2 Duo, 2gb Ram
For me the Apps mostly seem a lot more responsive
on SL, I got quite a few beachballs while loading up Apps, checked permissions and drive for erros but couldn't get rid of them)
only seen perhaps a couple of beachballs since upgrading on Thursday
currently sitting at 57 degrees C, Fan at 1794rpm and 400meg ram free
Well that is Good news for me, cause I have basically the same thing, except I upgraded to 4gb of ram. So I shouldn't have any issues
should be fine, do you use any big apps (audio, video, photography)
the only problem I have is with Aperture, it was really slow in Snow Leopard, and is even worse for me in Lion
But I switched to Lightroom about 3 months ago and that is still fine under Lion (wanted to move back to Aperture, but not an option)