This worked great for me, eventhough some stuff (if not all) is set back at factory results, I know see my 6,1 iMac has available over 1,5Gb of memory most of the time. What a relief, everything seems to go significanlty faster now.
After this I will try the verify/check disk util at boot. And hope that my Imac (6,1) keeps working fine agian now...
Lion is slow because it is a huge program with stupid bells and whistles that amount to disk and ram ussage. Starting to look a lot like MSDOS. Oh well UNIX is still the best programming format but it will soon be obsolete as does everything eles. There is new out there but patents are holding up technology. That and law suits. But frankly no matter what Apple told you you should not have to do anything to make an OS to be faster. It is or isn't. That is as simple as it gets regardless what Apple says. I wish I could go back to an earlier OS.
Hey there AlexGo,
Your reply got me to check my login items and lo & behold I spotted the item that has caused me trouble in the past but I had forgotten:
CNQL1208_ButtonManager (or something like that, gone now)
This is the Canon Scanner utility that monitors the buttons in front of your scanner so it may launch your email, scanning program etc. It was installed with the drivers for my Canon Lide 35 scanner.
The remarkable characteristic is that my computer would be very SLOW to interact with but the CPU would not be busy at all. I think this program somehow was stalling events as it ran causing stuff to slow down. I don't know.
All better now!