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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
12-18-2009, 01:54 PM
Sorry for your experience.
I have run Leopard and Snow Leopard on my Mini and they were both comparable in speed. I like some of the features of Snow Leopard... but I do not really think it makes my Mini much speedier.
Also, if this was the first time running OSX on your Mini then what is your baseline that you are comparing to for speed. Maybe the Mini runs OSX SL slower than your MacBook runs Leopard... but that should be expected. I was not sure if you ran Leopard and SL on the same machine to do your speed testing.
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
12-18-2009, 03:27 PM
The only machine I ran before and after on was a macbook. There SL was generally snappier and more robust. That's a machine that could benefit from the 64bit enhancements however.
My mini has always been SL. I ran it with 1GB for a while before adding the second GB. With a mini9 it's trivial to do so I'm happy I did, but it didn't change the user experience much for me.
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Join Date: Dec 2009
12-19-2009, 09:37 PM
I use my mini as an actual "notebook" for taking notes in meetings, checking email on the train, etc.
Things I love about SL:
Cisco VPN support
Exchange Integration with ical, mail, etc
Better and faster mail app
Speed of startup/shutdown
Better PDF support
Edit: The first thing I did was install 2GB of ram, so I have no idea how it performed with 1.
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