Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 21:48 UTC
Mac OS X "Has Mountain Lion been feeling faster for you compared to Lion on the same machine? It's probably not just you: Mountain Lion appears to include improved graphics drivers and low-level graphics subsystem improvements. According to our testing, these improvements result in an approximate performance increase of up to 10 percent. Those improvements can make your current hardware feel faster despite the fact that your CPU can't magically crunch numbers any faster. The changes also lay the foundation for Apple to update OS X's OpenGL support in a more timely manner, which could potentially lead to better graphics performance in the future."
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Seems smoother to me
by Tony Swash on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:31 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Every time a new version of OSX has been released I have planned to wait a while before upgrading and every time I have caved in and installed it on day one. For Tiger I actually queued at the Apple Store in Regents Street in London on the day of release to get a copy with 10 minutes of being released, I was around 700th in the queue, which was a bit silly but actually quite good fun.

I have to say this seems one of the smoothest system updates I have ever done and my Mac just seems somehow smoother and a bit more responsive. It always takes a few days to tailor the set up to suit me and some of that involves trying to avoid new features which I don't like, but I suspect that this is just the result of the natural conservatism of someone who has used Macs (and Windows PCs) almost three decades, one just gets set in ones ways. This time it took me a day or so to work out how to get rid of the Duplicate item in the Edit menu and replace it with the familiar Save As item, this had been bugging me since Lion but this time I managed to do something about.

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