Smaller Footprint?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by safelder, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. safelder macrumors member

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    Is it just me, or does ML have a much smaller footprint than Lion? I'll have to check against the mirror of my drive, but I feel like I reclaimed 10GB or so with the upgrade today.
     
  2. Captin Crass macrumors newbie

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    Did this smaller footprint relate at all to RAM or just HD space?
     
  3. pjv1990 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed there is more free space on my HD since I've upgraded.
     
  4. safelder thread starter macrumors member

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    Hard drive space. I have my system and apps installed on a 60GB OWC SDD. Roughly speaking (again, best guess based on my recollection, but I can confirm against the CCC clone I have at home in case of emergency), I had about 30 GB free under Lion. I now have about 40 GB free, with part of the used space taken up by the ML upgrade downloader so I can burn an emergency USB drive at some point.

    I don't think I've ever seen an OS upgrade that reduces the space used...
     
  5. Captin Crass macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that same 10GB bump in HD space switching from Leopard to Snow leopard.

    I just wish I could find out if ML takes as big a bite out memory as Lion did. I'm maxed out at only 4GB and Lion takes 2GB just to run without any apps launched.
     
  6. safelder thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't checked RAM usage. I've got an 8GB system (early 2011 15" MBP), and I believe I could take it to 16GB if necessary, so it's a non-issue to me.
     
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Leopard to sl was a huge weight reduction.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    6gb iirc.
     
  9. Captin Crass macrumors newbie

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    Yeah personally I think for now 8GB is the sweet spot.

    I'm one of the many who have been waiting for the elusive 2012 iMac refresh, until then I have to cut every resource corner I can :(
     

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