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Will Macbook air 64gb run slower with Lion?

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Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
Because things improve. Software like Adobe gets more and more demanding. We are talking OS's here and whether Lion will run as fast or faster on the MBA then Snow Leopard. Some apps though do get more and more demanding, especially games. Also it's nice to take less and less time say converting a video or compiling something and the newer faster hardware sometimes take 1/2 hour off some tasks.
The thing is, Adobe gets more and more demanding not (just) for shiggles but because it's doing more with the hardware. Each new version of Adobe's products have more features than previous ones. In marketing speak it's called "taking advantage of more powerful hardware". To my eyes Puma doesn't do nearly as much as Lion and that's why I'd suspect that, keeping the hardware the same, Lion might run somewhat slower than, say, Puma (of course, in practice, Lion runs on considerably more powerful hardware than Puma does) despite all the years of work that've gone into making it as efficient as they can.

Like was said earlier, no one outside developers under an NDA have Lion, so anything we can say is just a guess at this point, but I see no reason why Lion will drag on that MBA.
Yeah, me neither. I think benchmarks will settle it for sure but I can't see much threat of it dragging. I can't imagine anything really making this drag.
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Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
But mostly, I don't see what you're really getting at, your conclusion doesn't seem to make any sense. How fact A (software tends to get more efficient with each version) and fact B (the size of a program doesn't necessarily have much impact on how quickly it operates) lead you to conclusion C ... I can't see any connection there.
That's kind of the thing, I think the problem you're picking up there is that C (computers don't become obsolete because they can run larger, more efficient new software faster than the software they did when you bought them) is unrealistic.
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