Oh WOW - Reality what a concept

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  1. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes Francis, there is a computer God and he/she has a sense of irony.

    MacWorld article: How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2861581/how-to-use-benchmarks-to-cut-through-marketing-hype.html

    It’s not your imagination: your Mac’s overall performance can slow down over time. Most often this happens because we gradually add more apps and background processes, have more and more documents and browser tabs open, and don’t restart very often. All these things take a cumulative toll on your Mac’s performance. Cutting back on the number of things you have open is therefore one of the easiest strategies for putting some zip back into your Mac. Adding RAM (if your Mac supports it), switching from a hard drive to an SSD, and keeping your software up to date are also effective quick fixes for performance problems.​

    Wait, what?? Mac performance slows if:
    • you run more programs and load more startup/background processes
    • You open more documents and browser tabs
    • Don't Restart very often - What??? Restart a Mac, never!
    • You don't update software
    • You use an old slow HDD vs an SSD
    • Run with the stock level of ram
    Who knew? - You probably don't want to know if you're swallowing that "It just works" meme.

    Yes Francis, All computers suffer these maladies you're not so special.
     
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  2. daniielrp

    daniielrp Active Member

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    In all fairness to Apple, they have changed some things so that to an end user it does just work:
    • you run more programs and load more startup/background processes - Apple programs autmatically shut when you have no windows open in them.
    • Don't Restart very often - What??? Restart a Mac, never! - They only release 3-4 updates a year.
    • You don't update software - Mac app store makes updates similar to the now-familiar smartphone process.
    • You use an old slow HDD vs an SSD - Most Macs by default are using SSDs.
    • Run with the stock level of ram - haha, you have to buy a new Mac if you want more RAM...
    But in all seriousness, it's not a great help for people who know a bit about technology, but for most people these are things that they would never check.
     

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