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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)

    Leslie Bell wrote:

     

    Mountain Lion (and Lion before it) are optimized for future merging with iOS and iPads.

     

    The last stable bug free Mac OS for COMPUTERS was 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, which is fairly free of any iOS contamination (or "features", if you insist) and can run the most programs and is still the most backwards compatible (Rosetta).

    Many people do not want to be mired in the past, but thanks for the info.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)

    richparr79 wrote:

     

    Here here. My Macbook pro is unacceptably slow, and I'm only running web browsers. I don't even bother trying to open mail.app any more, or the native calendar app. It's really appalling. My question is, how do a do a reinstall of Lion, which I bought from the app store?

     

    And here's my etre data:

     

    Hardware Information:

              MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro5,5

              1 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

              2 GB RAM

     

     

    You have exactly the same machine as me, but mine is extremely fast (2 seconds to open Safari, 25 seconds to boot up) you have 2GB of Ram and I upgraded to 8GB.

     

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    Add Ram

  • Leslie Bell Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    My three installs of Mountain Lion (and one native install) have been stable and bug free.

     

    Congratulations! You're quite lucky, luckier than the posters with the problems here.

  • Leslie Bell Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Many people do not want to be mired in the past, but thanks for the info.

     

    More people want an OS that "just works", but thanks for the opinion.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)

    Leslie Bell wrote:

     

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

     

    My three installs of Mountain Lion (and one native install) have been stable and bug free.

     

    Congratulations! You're quite lucky, luckier than the posters with the problems here.

    This is a site for users with problems, like the ER at the hospital, what do you expect to find there, Happy Healthy people.

     

    Think!

  • Leslie Bell Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

     

     

    This is a site for users with problems, like the ER at the hospital, what do you expect to find there, Happy Healthy people.

     

    Think!

     

    Ok then. So why are you here taunting people who have problems, throwing your unusual success in their faces, when I've provided a way that works for me, hundreds of thousands of other sound and video pros (who haven't switched platforms yet), and might work for them?

     

    Think!

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)

    Leslie Bell wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

     

     

    This is a site for users with problems, like the ER at the hospital, what do you expect to find there, Happy Healthy people.

     

    Think!

     

    Ok then. So why are you here taunting people who have problems, throwing your unusual success in their faces, when I've provided a way that works for me, hundreds of thousands of other sound and video pros (who haven't switched platforms yet), and might work for them?

     

    Think!

    And where have you posted your retrograde solution that 'might' work?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,645 points)

    If you are using software whose developers are unwilling to update it to work with the current OS, or you are unwilling to pay them for the work they have done to upgrade their software, then don't upgrade the OS.

    And, don't upgrade your hardware as it will not run the older OS.

  • Leslie Bell Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    The answer is simple. As I said in my first post, if your system can run it, TRY Snow Leopard and see if the problems persist. In all likelihood, they will not.

     

    I realize this is news to most Apple users, but not to the few sound and video pros who haven't yet left the platform.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)

    Leslie Bell wrote:

     

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    I realize this is news to most Apple users, but not to the few sound and video pros who haven't yet left the platform.

     

    I've worked in Post for 30 years, going backwards is a waste of time. In future plan your deployments before you discover that they don't work.

     

    You sound like a hobbyist, not a pro.

  • Leslie Bell Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

     

     

     

    I've worked in Post for 30 years, going backwards is a waste of time. In future plan your deployments before you discover that they don't work.

     

    You sound like a hobbyist, not a pro.

     

    Going backwards is NOT a waste of time, for people having problems, if it returns their machines to the quality of performance and speed they expect, want, and paid for.

     

    I NEVER went backwards; as a pro, I NEVER WENT FORWARD with the Lions as I knew they would never meet my needs and would only cause me the same problems they caused so many others.

     

    As such, I never had the thousands of problems others had with audio and video glitches and all sorts of other wonderful surprises.

     

    As far as mine is bigger than yours namecalling, count me out.

  • Andreas Lanjerud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this:

    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro7.1

    1 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

    8 GB RAM

     

    Takes Safari about 55 bounces or seconds to launch. Computer is almost unusable. Have repaired rights etc, and right now I'm even on a full reinstall of latest OS X with barely anything else installed (Dropbox). Nothing helps. I was thinking perhaps my HDD is going bad, but no test software reports errors of the disc or the memory sticks.

     

    Feels weird to buy a new computer. Not keen on the idea of trying out an older version of OSX but perhaps that's what I should do, if I can still find the discs.

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (41,320 points)

    Hi Andreas,

     

    Please post a new question since this topic has degenerated into little more than a rant-fest that is no longer worth anyone's time to read.

     

    When you do, please include the results of etresoft's EtreCheck program according to his instructions above.

     

    Thanks.

  • Andreas Lanjerud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • Ivan H Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Last year my MacBook Pro had the same problem, running very slow.  I brought it to an Apple Store and they ran a test on it, telling me not a problem of the hardware but unable to resolve the issue.  I went home and ran Disk Utility again and still found no problem on the disk.  But this was what I was worrying.  There's no such thing as a CHKDSK.  A few days later, the hard drive crashed while doing a Time Machine Backup!  So, I was torn apart for weeks.

     

    You may consider an option to Carbon Copy the hard drive and see the performance difference.

     

    Also, checksum problems on memory may have similar effect, when some RAM chips are of different speed than the others working together. 

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