Back to Snow Leopard

I recently upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Unlike many other people complaining, I found the new interface quite nice and intuitive, and had decided to stick with it.

However, no matter how hard I tried, I could not overlook the sluggish performance my system caught on since the upgrade (and no, I don't mean the Spotlight indexing issue).

Scrolling was sluggish, every once in a while everything would just hang, and all sorts of applications that used to work flawlessly started crashing. Even the Dock. One thing particularly annoying is that each time my Mac woke up from sleep, everything animation-related (Flash, application animations and what not) would be intolerably slow, and practically forced me to reboot. My 10.6.7 installation used to run with months of uptime including sleep/wake cycles. My 10.7.0 barely made it to 1 day of uptime each time...

So today I reinstalled Snow Leopard. Besides the new Mail.app, I won't be missing anything from Lion in the near future. Perhaps I'll try again in 10.7.3...

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