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Lion on new Mac vs performance on old Mac with SL


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Hi'yall!


I've had my lovely new MBP for a couple of months now with Lion
I upgraded from my 2007 MacBook with SL.

And...
I'm noticing a great performance difference - in the MacBooks favour
What is up with that?

Lemme list the spec difference quickly:
MacBook Pro VS my ancient MacBook
2,2 ghz i7 vs 2,16 C2D
4 GB RAM vs 3 GB RAM
1 GB graphics vs almost non-existing graphics
750 GB HDD vs 120 GB HDD


Im noticing that the MacBook boots and shuts down a lot faster, and for instance opening PDF's and images in preview is almost instant - same with system apps. But on the MBP - opening things in preview - takes forever, and we're talking 3-6 seconds (both being freshly booted - ie nothing in RAM )

How can this be?
When i got the MBP i restored it from the MacBooks time machine - and when I thought that that was a bad thing, I formatted the MBP and transferred everything manually...

Can someone please enlighten me on this?
Its driving me insane that i spent over 18000 DKK on this lovely and sexy machine

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- It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...
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the truth is that Lion is slooooooow compared to Snow Leopard, I have a 2011 MBP which had SL installed when I got it and it was always fast then I upgraded to Lion, noticed it was very slow so I did a fresh install of Lion but omg its still so slow
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Oh lord - so its not just me

Sad fact: I cant live without a lot of the new Lion function - Like fullscreen preview when im reading ebooks for school on my MBP - I have ADHD and it helps me a lot to stay focused and not goofing around on facebook

But I still dabble with the idea of installing SL on it since I still have the install DVD for it

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or you could get and ssd but they're so expensive :s
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Indeed - I so don't have the money for and SSD right now, I just started studying again and just paid for school trip to NYC and saving for a DSLR O_O

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that means we're both screwed lol oh well.
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meh - ill just install Vista on it - It seems faster these days

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LOL omg yeah GREAT idea.
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Lion is faster. What you need to do is a clean install s no doubt you simply upgraded. You can burn Lion to a USB thumb drive after going into the App Store, hold down Option whilst clicking purchases, click on Lion and download another copy f.o.c. and follow instructions in this link.

Many reports of slow Lion following upgrade on MacBooks and MacBookPros.


http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-...b-flash-drive/

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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Hi Harry!

Well - I actually tried a clean install - no difference what so ever

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Is it possible to install the f.o.c copy on another MAC ? Is it legal ?
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