You are wrong. Like I said, it was MUCH faster while it had Leopard running on it, not by a little marging, but by something like 5 times faster.
The Macbook has a really old and well used Leopard installation, really bloated with DJ Software and has only 4GB left in the HD (the iMac has 68 GB free), and even considering all this the Macbook is still blazing fast while surfing the internet if compared to the iMac with snow leopard.
Go to the Hard Drive icon, upper right of your screen.
Double click, go down to Applications folder. In there, find the Utillities folder.
Open Disk Utilities, select your HD icon on the left hand side of that pane,
and then select "Repair Permissions."
Relax. It will take several mins, anywhere from 5 to 15, depending.
And now there are no moer duplicates, right? Tiny dost all gone?
He is not the only one with this issue. My MBP 4,1 is running Snow Leopard horribly. First thing I noticed about it was how awful Safari is running.
So, do us all a favor, and either get your nose out of the air and give a helpful suggestion without jumping to conclusions... or stay off the replies. Thank you.
Many are having this issue, including me. Example:
I used the suggestion to use Open DNS, and so far my speed seems to be showing some improvement.
I think this is Safari and not SL, since I have these troubles now with Safari 4.03 and I am running Tiger. There are many threads in this forum saying that Safari is slow. You may not be "wrong" Barry, but this appears to be a problem. I do know that these boards end up with complainers, since people with no problems don't need to ask questions here.
If it is only Safari that is running slowly you may also have an incompatible plugin. Are you using any third party software plugins or input managers with Safari? For the plugins, the easiest test is to disable plugins in the preferences and see if this improves things:
Click on the security tab
Uncheck the "enable plugins" check box
If Safari runs better you probably need a newer version of some of your plugins.
Safari was drastically improved in Snow Leopard. It is now a 64 bit app. It is a speed demon on my machine, with only the speed of the server to slow things down.
Are all apps running slow or is it just Safari?
Barry, I think you are wrong. I am experiencing exactly the same problem since the upgrade, and at least 6 other people in my office are experiencing the same problem. All on our home computers, nothing to do with the office network. There is definitely a problem with the Safari/Snow Leopard combination that affects some, though not all, machines.
I went on your thread and followed some of the users suggestions and Safari works so much better!!!
I had a problem where Safari kept crashing after I instaled Snow Leopard. At one point It took over 90 seconds for a new tab to be opened and work without the turning rainbow wheel. It would lag every time; firefox was not as bad but it did run noticeably slower. Even Dashboard and Exposé would lag/hang like crazy.
I find that now everything works faster, safari, firefox and finder.
I did a few things I'm not sure what did the trick exactly.
-I tried disabling the internet plug-ins to see if it changed anything. I don't think this did much. I checked my folder (/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/) and nothing really looked suspiciously out of date except for 'Flip4Mac WMV'
-I got OpenDNS, I don't think this was a solution but it seems like a useful thing to have in the long run
-I also played around with the Render Before Display timer, but that didn't do much either. (http://guides.macrumors.com/SpeedupSafari)
-I went through all my applications and got rid of a bunch of the ones that weren't necessary and may be clashing with Snow Leopard, especially since a lot of them wouldn't have been updated for the new OS
-Repairing Disk Permissions from Disk Utility did wonders I think. I never thought to do this after I installed Snow Leopard but after it finished everything seems to be running a lot smoother
Everything seems to be a lot quicker now, so hopefully it'll stay this way after a reboot. Good luck with your computer, I think it is a matter of little kinks here and there slowing the computer down overall especially in the web-browsing area. Run Disk Utility and go through your applications and update/put away the ones that are out of date and may clash with Snow Leopard
I just upgraded to OS X 10.58 and downloaded a bunch of updates incl Safari 4.0 while waiting for my Snow Leopard to arrive. This "upgrading" has essentially slowed my network connection to molasses. It has also slowed my system response too. I want to thank Bee for her suggestions on the Permission repair and font thing....I think it helped some. I am also trying disabling the plug-ins, as suggested here, to see if it helps. So far it is still SLOW! Funny thing is that I cannot load an Apple page without going into my security software (InternetCleanup) and erasing all cookies.....doing that seems to allow the Apple pages to load. Does this give a clue to what is going on? My security program is about a year old. My system was running just fine until I upgraded. One more question......anyway to disable the icon "favorite sites" in Safari 4.0? I am very concerned about loading Snow when I get it.