Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:29 UTC
Mac OS X Adam Fields and Perry Metzger have been investigating the serious performance issues people are experiencing with Lion. "Frequent beachballs, general overall slowness and poor UI responsivness, specific and drastic slowdowns on every Time Machine run, high memory utilization in Safari Web Content, mds, and kernel_task processes, large numbers of page outs even with a good deal of available RAM, and high amounts of RAM marked as inactive which is not readily freed back to other applications, with page outs favored." Apparently the issue is that the "virtual memory manager is bad at managing which pages should be freed from the inactive state and which ones should be paged out to disk". I won't make myself popular with a certain part of our readership, but really, is this considered a new problem? Mac OS X has always had terrible memory management, and where Windows has continuously become better at it, Mac OS X seems to have been stagnant and even getting worse. This is what happens when the company earns 2/3s of its revenue somewhere else.
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RE: Nothing that can't be fixed
by _xmv on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 17:49 UTC in reply to "Nothing that can't be fixed"
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Yeah like by running Windows, which doesn't have such issues.
Seriously so, most people pay extra for the Apple stuff in order to avoid exactly that kind of issues, which is no small bug.
Windows has no such issue. Linux has no such issue.
They'd notice in a heartbeat.

Likewise, wifi+bt is broken on MBA's (use both at the same time = wifi disconnects every 10-100s).
No big class action, no fix, just "use a wired keyboard, not a bluetooth one".

Personally, I think that's terribly wrong.

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The123king Member since:

But Windows has it's own issues, like all the disk activity it creates. Seeing as HDD's are the common performance bottleneck in modern computers, this is no small issue either, and it the main reason i swapped from Windows to Mac OS X

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looncraz Member since:

If you have a good amount of RAM (like what the Macs come with), then that does not occur in Windows, either.

Windows 7 is the very first (non-game) Microsoft product I've ever purchased for myself and actually recommended to others.

--The loon

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AntonioTrindade Member since:

Strange... I have no problems with wifi+bt... I use a bt mouse and WiFi all the time and stay connected all the time... ;)

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