My 1Ghz G4 Powerbook's performance has really taken a dive since installing Tiger. I'm wondering if anyone else is having similar problems... Should I assume for one reason or another my machine has developed cruft and I should do a fresh reinstall? I was hoping cruft was a "windows thing".
I have one gig of ram, yet regularly my system is having to pull applications out of swap in situations where I'm not pushing it hard and never had a problem in the past.
Dashboard flat out sucks. If I have not used it recently, it takes forever to come up and refresh apps. Currently I'm only using it with four widgets due to both memory and CPU reasons. I found it highly dismaying that even the translator app took a whopping 39M of ram to sit there infrequently used. The clock eats roughly 9% of my CPU. THE CLOCK!
Ok, I like Spotlight... But I suspect its at the heart of my performance issues. Quicksilver is way less mature in numerous ways, but its faster and it never caused my system to be leveled.
Safari seems to eat more ram with every update. I'm used to unloading it and re-loading it every so often to alleviate its fat, but that has not been necessary recently because it seems to be crashing more.
Mail has been crashing regularly as well.
Expose does not seem to be as fluid as it was previously. Also, sometimes it takes a very long time to activate and it never used to in the past.
The list goes on...