I have now done timing tests between a samba client on osx and a LINUX based NAS and on a fully 1Gbit Cat 6 all switches fully 1GBIT the speed performance to open a share is 2X as long on lion vs Snow Leopard. The file transfer of a 2Gbit file is 20% slower. Smaller files because of the Client not taking advantage of the various features in SAMBA is up to 30% slower. Please Apple tell us people who communicate using SMB and SAMBA to and from Microsoft networks why we should put up with this degredation. Tell us the truth. I use GPL licenses in the software, I ship to businesses and pay nothing. I will revert to snow leopard as well. Everybody on this list should know and I will spread the word that if you use microsoft or samba machines, apple has no solid upgrade fot you at this point and to stay away from Lion.
I love the full screen iOS like features but they should not have been packaged with this pi** poor Walmart version of microsoft networking IMNSHO. I have 32+ years in Software Development, Some in the original SAMBA implementatopns. It looks to me like the Team who replaced SAMBA missed things and/or did not test the performance. This is probably why only some people seem to have speed problems with lion. If you are at home and only have apple machines using the AFP (Apple File Protocol) then you may find no speed problems (I have not done an exhustive test), however if a the replaced SAMBA client and/or
server software produced by pple gets involved you may see significant degradation. The first share on a machine is horrinly slow. I am faced with mounting shares leaving them open as long as possible along with coping files to edit to my desktop instead of editing them on the SAMBA share. These are actions I shiould not have to take.
Restore Mircosoft Networking performang. It is so bad I may refotmat my drive and remove lion on at least 2 machines. I see no excuse for this beign thrust upon loyal apple Apple users. I belierve that the legal restrictions may be outweighed by the poor SMB omplementation. Only time will tell. Hoe much will apple loose if their first attempt at iOS integration crashes and burns like VISTA.
-- The pastor of the church of no opinion. :-(