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I'd Say That counts as a Success

The install seems to have been a complete success. Booting from off took about 1:20 seconds. Nothing to brag about perhaps, but from the point where I entered my password, it took about 30 seconds to complete functionality. A VERY marked improvement. VERY.

Firefox loaded in 10.9 seconds.
Mailplane (it's a front end for Gmail in 9 seconds.

The 3rd time I loaded Photoshop Elements 6 it loaded in 6.6 seconds.

The first time I loaded PSE 8 it took 20 seconds. And I had to click the User agreement.

When I opened a photo from PSE 8 bridge it took 14 seconds to load the photo into Elements.

TurboCad Designer loaded in about 10 seconds. And like elements, it is a frickin HAWG! When I exited and then loaded a fairly large file from the finder it loaded in 11.7 seconds! DUDE!

Solid difference. Everything I've loaded today loads TONs faster. And each time you do it it seems to improve a little as well.

It's almost like a new computer. Quite pleased with this upgrade. So far.

As an aside one of those tiny damned screws leapt of my desktop, hit a picture frame propped up underneath my desk and has gone off into oblivion in the carpet somewhere.

It was an exterior screw too. Wonder if I took one of the others by an apple store if they'd give (or sell) me one. They gotta have spare parts back there, don't they?



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Oct. 2nd, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
I can't remember if you have one of these machines, but in any case the screws are varying lengths per machine, so if you can bring the machine rather than the screw to the store to ask for the missing screw that'll save an extra trip if the law of probability didn't go in your favor.
Oct. 2nd, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Mine is earlier than 2008. I'd say mid 2007.

Do you work in an apple store in NY?
Oct. 4th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Nah; I'm simply an infrequent Apple customer, who knows not all of the store employees can i.d. the correct screw.
Oct. 4th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Well yes. Common sense dictates...

Fairly infrequent myself these days. At one point the folks in the store told me I should know the inventory better than they did. I was ramping up on software and some hardware then.
Now? Not so much.
Oct. 4th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! Impressive!

And all good techies should have a screw or two left over :)
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