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why is osx 10.8.2 so slow?

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,080 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to gmd12)

    gmd12 wrote:

     

    What part of I bought a new top spec mac and clean install is unclear?

     

    All of it, in that it includes none of the details repeatedly requested by several knowledgeable people who graciously offered their assistance, but are no longer likely to, due to your attitude.

     

    It appears that you are not interested in solving your problem.

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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to gmd12)

    gmd12 wrote:

     

    lol I tried all the well intentioned suggestions at the start of this thread TWICE and thanked them for their efforts), They speeded things up slightly but did not solve the underlying problem (and it took me 6 weeks). THEN I bought a new 13 inch 2.9 GHz mac with 8GB RAM and confirmed that the problem existed with a new mac and a clean install of ML. This mac ws checked at 2 apple stores and by an experienced expert who with his diagnostic tools pointed out the bad memory management etc. I just report what I have done and what has not worked. Conclusion? ML is slow loading apps and gets slower the more times they are launched. Many other posters agree, and it is not surprising they have "attitude" in the face of denials! By replicating the problem with a clean install on a fresh machine after rebuilding my original machine, I have demonstrated it is not 'out of date" applications nor add ons. I can only afford one mac every year, so I will have to wait another 9 months before I can repeat the experiment again! I think purchasing a new mac shows commitment to solving the problem in the most extreme and expensive way!

    So you both have Computer and attitude problems. Thanks for sharing.

     

    Good Luck

     

    pete

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to gmd12)

    Yawn.

     

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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to gmd12)

    gmd12 wrote:

     

    No grammar problems either! (“you both have”, “You have both”:-P

    They are both correct, although the first is less common. No grammar problem.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    gmd12 wrote:

     

    No grammar problems either! (“you both have”, “You have both”:-P

    They are both correct, although the first is less common. No grammar problem.

    lol, I was refering to both moaners here over the last few pagers, so the grammer is absolutely correct. But I don't think, by the tongue poking symbols that one of them (gmd12), lacks the maturity to grasp it.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • Andreas Lanjerud Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2013 11:48 PM (in response to petermac87)

    Wow, came back to unsubscribe from this thread. This is really not any constructive help or feedback at all, just a lot of whining about gramma now?

     

    It's obvious that some people experience problems with their Macbook Pro's (looks like this in most cases) and OS X 10.8.To me it means that it now takes up to 60 bounces/seconds before Safari even launches. Yes, it could very well be faulting hardware but fact is that downgrading to 10.6 or running Windows makes the computer much faster.

     

    And there's nothing odd about that this could be related to the combination of a specific machine model and a specific OS version. It happens all the time with Apple products, if you've been using macs for a while you've seen the patches that only appears on certain models etc.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 12:20 AM (in response to Andreas Lanjerud)

    Andreas Lanjerud wrote:

     

    It happens all the time with Apple products,

    Links please????

     

    Pete

  • Andreas Lanjerud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to petermac87)

    Are you serious?

     

    I'll give you a recent one, only affecting models from 2012 and 10.8.2:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/11/20/keychain-errors-fixed-in-new-os-x-moun tain-lion-supplemental-update-20

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to Andreas Lanjerud)

    Andreas Lanjerud wrote:

     

    It happens all the time with Apple products,

    And that is it? Generalisations like that make people look foolish. As I have said, not an issue on any of my 5 Macs, only appears to be with a tiny fraction of users who need to come to a troubleshooting forum. Your other comment

     

    It's obvious that some people experience problems with their Macbook Pro's (looks like this in most cases)

     

    is ridiculous also and unsubstantiated. You simply seem to be joining the other Trolls who have infiltrated this post. But it believing your own fairy tales make you happy, then noone here can nor will bother to make you change your mind.

     

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/meet

     

    As with the other two

     

    Best Of Luck

  • Andreas Lanjerud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to petermac87)

    I'm not the troll here. This is not the only thread regarding these problems and while some people acknowledge the problems, and some try to help, the only thing  you do is to mess up this thread. If you had good ideas of solutions, great, and if it didn't work for people, then let it go. The problems might be something else.

     

    I'm happy to hear that you've had no problems with your Mac's. I've been a Mac user since the 90's and right now I also have five Mac computers in my apartment. Granted, I only use two of them, the other ones are older computers. I have no intention of getting any other kind of computer, only fixing the MBP one.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to Andreas Lanjerud)

    >Wasting breath<

     

    Message was edited by: petermac87

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to gmd12)

    gmd12 wrote:

     

    What part of I bought a new top spec mac and clean install is unclear?  (I had it checked by the unhappy staff at the apple store who told me they had had loads of complaints and were ignored by those higher saying there is no problem!). Apple have a vested interest in encouraging upgrades of hardware to cope with their new software it is part of their new strategy to shift more hardware! Along with denial over slow application load times.

     

    Please post the names of these Apple employees; I'm sure the Apple employees here would be thrilled to know if public-facing Apple employees are in fact saying these things to customers.

  • Simon Templar 42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to gmd12)

    I second the problem.

    I have an iMac 2.8GHz core 2 duo, 4GB Ram.

     

    All I have in my startup items is Dropbox and 1Password.

     

    My mac used to be as fast as a space ship going to light speed.

     

    Since 10.8.2, it takes for ever to launch applications. And sometime, when the first application starts (like sarafi), if I start entering an address which is not in the history nor the cache , the OS spinning wheel shows up and stays like that for up to 10 minutes before it goes away and I can continue.

     

    Launching my activity monitor, I have nothing else beside Safari taking ressources. 0.5% of my cpu, and 160Mb RAM. Big deal for a 2.8GHz and 4GB Ram.

     

    I wish Apple would read those forums, and try to look into the issue.

    I think the majority of us who do not have a brand new iMac with 16GB can agree that 10.8.2 has something wrong.

     

    Simon.

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