Originally Posted by fredaroony
I dont think this is true for Snow Leopard but Lion is a total joke. Every time I've tried Lion I always revert back to Snow Leopard.
Performance of Lion is abysmal on ALL my Macs. Granted I don't have a current generation Mac:
17" MBP (Mid 2009) C2D 2.8, 4GB RAM
27" iMAC (Mid 2010) Core i5, 12GB RAM
13" MacBook Air (Late 2010) C2D 1.8, 4GB RAM
Lion was clean installed on all of them. No upgrades. All computers start to feel progressively more laggy and unresponsive after an hour or two of use. I don't really use any heavy resource intensive apps: Chrome, Apple Mail, BB Edit, Transmit, Numbers, Pages, iTunes.
Snow Leopard performs much better on all of the machines. And Windows 7 runs far better than Lion on the iMac that's for sure.
The reason why sticking with Snow Leopard is not really a viable option for me forward is iCloud. I want all my devices to be able to talk to each other. iCloud isn't coming to Snow Leopard. It's Lion or Windows my only choices. So far I'm running Windows 7 as the only OS on my iMac and I must say the experience is not horrible. I have no intention of trying to run Windows on my MacBook Air because of keyboard and trackpad issues.