Worse performance ?

holydude

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On mbp 15 late 2013.

Anyone feel like it performs worse than Mavericks ? It looks like the other unnecessary effects are causing the trouble...also all of the glassiness.

I think i was definitely happier on Mavericks.
 

bbfc

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On mbp 15 late 2013.

Anyone feel like it performs worse than Mavericks ? It looks like the other unnecessary effects are causing the trouble...also all of the glassiness.

I think i was definitely happier on Mavericks.
I agree. I loved Mavericks, and I really like Yosemite, but there are definitely some issues that need addressing. Heres hoping for 10.10.1 soon.
 
Whirlygigs vs. Thermometer Bars

It may be a psychological effect of the thermometer bar charting the progress of an action rather than the nonsensical 'whirlygig' (spinner, etc.). I haven't timed the two operating systems side-by-side, but it seems that Yosemite has slowed both my start-up and shut-down times.

Gone are the days of the stopwatch, spinning beach-ball, and hourglass...
 

holydude

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That worked for me too, but its still not up to Mavericks levels.

Turning off transparency seems to speed it up.
And here we go do i need to do a 50 additional tweaks to make my system usable ? Linux anyone ?
 

simonsi

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And here we go do i need to do a 50 additional tweaks to make my system usable ? Linux anyone ?
Nope, you have choice on many interface items and some of them have the side-effect of consuming less CPU etc so can be used to mask other problems or deficiencies with your particular system.
 

holydude

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It speeds it up but not by much. I've then them back on as I like the look of the transparency and the dock looks ugly with it off.
Yeah it is too bright and too ugly to work with it comfortably.
 

mentaluproar

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My early 2013 is much faster and gets far better battery life than it did on mavericks. Of course, I had to do a fresh install. It ran terribly after installing with software update.