Let me clarify by what I mean.
I had 10.5.8--> Inserted the Install Snow Leopard Discs--> Followed the very obvious instructions and installed it without changing any default options (in essence, I followed whatever Apple deemed to be the "correct settings" to upgrade. Immediately, Safari's performance was noticeably affected and would cause the whole system to freeze constantly. Since switching to google chrome, problem solved, but I liked using Safari better (better keyboard shortcuts, for example) in 10.5.8. So no I didn't change any settings, so there is no reason why Safari should have suffered so badly.
Any extra plugins you installed while in Leopard may not be Snow Leopard compatible.
Any left over data from a PowerPC migration including drivers could cause that problem.
Recently Adobe had an upgrade which installed a Growl pligin without many people's knowledge, and that could be a problem.
Any third party routers may not be Snow Leopard compatible with their firmware are two reasons I can think. A WiFi hotspot such as a coffee shop could solve that problem, or hooking up directly into your modem by ethernet can too.
What we need to do is eliminate possible causes one by one until we discover the culprit.
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Hmm.. ok now I understand. Let see... I installed some Flash killer extension, I forget what its called, but if you have the extension on, flash doesn't work unless you click on the part where flash is, (maybe called "Clicked to Flash"?).
I don't think its a wireless/wired connection, because I was also having the same problems when I was using a wired connection.
I have a macbook intel core duo 2 2.4GHZ 4GB RAM etc.... (New all silver metal shape version)
I want to upgrade from version 10.5.8 so i can have the mac app store and upgrade to Snow Lion etc.
When i go to updates there is nothing new. If i try to upgrade to Snow Leopard it says to buy it from the Mac App store.. Durh i cant do that without the update..
Anyone know what i can do to sort this? My Mac definitly has the correct spec to run it.
You can't buy Snow Leopard from the Mac App Store, but you can buy it from the Apple Store. Or just about any other online retailer.