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Updating miniMax0r to Snow Leopard [Aug. 28th, 2009|08:39 pm]
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[User Picture]From: panacea42
2009-08-28 11:24 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, pretty kitty :-) You made the leap! How is the mini post-upgrade?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-08-28 11:28 pm (UTC)
Safari is much snappier and more responsive. I guess I really don't use that much other stuff that often. I keep digging to find other performance increases.

Time Machine...I don't know about being faster, but it's not maxing out the CPU. Less cycles are being used, but that could be because I'm not running anything.

Had to reset the monitor/gamma after upgrade on the mini because the contrast was too high.

In Leopard, Safari would spike when you tried to open a new tab with Top Sites open, particuarly if those sites hadn't updated their previews in a while. That bug is fixed in Snow Leopard, but now I've see it put nasty vertical bars on pages between the pre-render and the new render. I wonder if this is related to running the old Intel video card.

I'm updating m0bil30n3 and will report on how that feels and if I have similar problems.
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[User Picture]From: panacea42
2009-08-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
Cool, sounds like what was advertised, Dvorak said on tech5 it was primarily a performance upgrade (and then proceeded to chastise Microsoft for not doing the same, I *heart* JCD!).
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-08-29 12:01 am (UTC)
Dvorak said on tech5 it was primarily a performance upgrade
That's been my primary finding.

I *heart* JCD!
You're not the only one.
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From: brutal_truth
2009-08-30 12:00 pm (UTC)
Not really, there are massive changes in fundamental systems. The user will not see most of the changes in the system, but programmers do and tech vendors do, and your computer definitely does.

My PowerBook is very outdated now, but I still love it. Too bad I cannot upgrade to Snow Leopard. Eventually, I am going to buy a Mac Mini. I have dental stuff to care of first though. So I guess: dental work, mac mini, macbook. Of course, I will be dual booting my macs with linux or bsd...
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-08-30 12:24 pm (UTC)
but programmers do and tech vendors do, and your computer definitely does.
I hope that GCD and Open CL really take off and revolutionize the industry, but only time will tell. Honestly, I already can no longer see the speed difference in Safari because I'm an inpatient son-of-a-bitch.

There's only two ways in the UI that I can tell that I'm running Snow Leopard: the new Quick Time skin and the fact that once you fiddle with the icon size, Finder remembers the preferences for the folder. I am, however, starting to get cold feet because of all the apps that are being reported as either buggy or not working in Snow Leopard. Fortunately, I don't use a lot of far out apps. So far, I've yet to launch something that didn't work nor did I get an incompatibility folder after install.
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From: brutal_truth
2009-08-30 01:14 pm (UTC)
well, apple will release updates to fix most of the problems, but you will want to stick with Snow Leopard as applications will start being compatible 'only' with Snow Leopard and later OSs
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-08-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
I've upgraded and as far as I know there's no downgrade path. This is simply a case of buyer's remorse.
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