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    Lion or Snow Leopard?
    I upgraded to Snow Leopard shortly after release. Recently, although, I've had some problems. It's almost as though I could run more programs at a time with Snow Leopard. And, with Lion I've just been having some quicktime problems. I use iMovie often, but now that's not possible. Last I used it was last week sometime, but now I can't import. I'm missing some Quicktime components, that I had last week when I used it. I'm contemplating doing a clean install of Snow Leopard.

    So, really my main question is, which has more performance? Lion, or Snow Leopard?

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    I would say snow.my computer has gotten laggier and I had a major FPS drop in crysis 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajid Ansari View Post
    I would say snow.my computer has gotten laggier and I had a major FPS drop in crysis 2
    Yeah. Lag is a problem too. I had a huge lag scene earlier today, whch is what really led me to this thread.
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    A lot of it goes away after 10.7.1. Don't forget, your computer is going to go at a snails pace eight after lion install, because of spotlight indexing.
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    Lion is much snappier the Snow Leopard. If you are having troubles look at this download:-


    Apple - QuickTime - Download and watch videos, movies, and TV shows.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Lion is much snappier the Snow Leopard. If you are having troubles look at this download:-


    Apple - QuickTime - Download and watch videos, movies, and TV shows.

    Really now? All my 'puters got slightly slower, even the ones I did a clean install. It's not meant for anything but macs of the last one or two generations. A friend of mine has an air, and it runs perfectly for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajid Ansari View Post
    Really now? All my 'puters got slightly slower, even the ones I did a clean install. It's not meant for anything but macs of the last one or two generations. A friend of mine has an air, and it runs perfectly for him.
    I have an '06 MBP and a '07 MB. The MBP seems a touch faster to me than with SL. The wife (not nearly as critical as I) uses the MB (with only 1 GB RAM) and reports no difference.
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    Both my Intel Macs are for sure snappier in Lion. Even my older Mini with just 2GB ram but C2D.

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    hm... My Mac is rather suggish and buggy. I repaired permissions and all that good stuff, did a clean install on another mac to compair, and it was buggy, slow and the start up time was around 10 secs longer.
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    A new OS release always has the potential to be "buggy"...that being said...from what I've heard, Lion is pretty darn stable.

    When the question is asked "Snow Leopard or Lion"...eventually (if you want to keep up with the latest & greatest Apple has to offer) you have to upgrade to Lion (and beyond). Maybe not in 2011, maybe not in 2012...but eventually an OS upgrade is inevitable (if you want to stay "modern").

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    A new OS release always has the potential to be "buggy"...that being said...from what I've heard, Lion is pretty darn stable.

    When the question is asked "Snow Leopard or Lion"...eventually (if you want to keep up with the latest & greatest Apple has to offer) you have to upgrade to Lion (and beyond). Maybe not in 2011, maybe not in 2012...but eventually an OS upgrade is inevitable (if you want to stay "modern").

    - Nick
    True dat.

    I know that it will be buggy no matter what, but my Mac has started to crash now that its on Lion. Never before in its life has the mac crashed, and now I frequently find myself with a 100% unresponsive computer. One time, it got stuck at the login screen, and the cursor was rapidly changing from beachball to cursor, and the window kept on doing a cube animation on an infinite loop, it was transitioning back to the login screen FRON the login screen. I ended up having to pull the cord on my Mac.

    Buggy? Excusable.

    lag? Excusable.

    System Failures? Not in the least.



    That being said, I love the new features that Lion brings, and they add to the functionality. And for 29.99 for all my Macs, its worth it.
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    I'd agree with Snow although the lag time improved when I upped my RAM. My issues with Lion are slowly being resolved but I think Apple jumped the gun on Lion's release.

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    It's almost hard to believe they did a beta test. The amount of bugs I get are very not good, if you'll excuse my saying.
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    Did you see the bugs in Snow Leopard when it first came out? Many. Tiger had even more. So did Leopard. So did Windows XP, VISTA (One LARGE BUG) and I have found bugs in Windows 7, Linux distros.

    Lion here for me has been DEAD 100% stable 24 hours a day since the day it was released for Download. Never gets shut down. Like CWA said in another post, Lion 10.7.0 was probably one of the most Stable OSX releases out of the gate.

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    Ok. It hasn't been that way for me, but I'm not the expert here, so I'll have to take your word for it.
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