As an academic exercise it is sometimes necessary to be in discriminatory in my downloads. The pornography business has driven all invention in the art of high density, large volume, high resolution network access. One has to use the most cheaply available tools. The fact those tools are used and tested to also download HD versions of Sidney Moon is only accidental.
The MBA had been slowing down, especially Safari fro the past three months. Still useable but I was holding off on a clean reinstall until Snow Leopard showed up. Installed last night while watching Netflix.
First Install: it said it failed and not much else. I was in the middle of watching "The IT Crowd" so I just clicked my options which were basically try again. When I checked it in the morning the install had succeeded.
Wow is all I can say. The MacBook Pro just seemed snappier but the MBAir is wicked snappy. It might be because it was so kludgy I had gotten used to it but it is all cured and more.
One thing was broken. It could not get to any websites. I tried the IP address of my website and went right to it so the DNS seemed messed up. I went to DNS and removed the two old DNS that were from my institute and put in the two that are on my MacBook Pro and all is well.
I tried Google Earth and it "seems" much faster than it ever was.
Firefox seems to be a bit faster on the MBA than Safari. Safari seemed faster on the MacBookPro. Completely anecdotal, I have optimized nothing.
One last Snow Leopard tip. To get the day of the week and the date in your menu just go to Date&Time preferences and select "clock" then check off both day of week and date. Like gamma 2.2 it should be the default setting.
okay, i just fiddled with the size thing. you're right, "size" is not a sortable option (among other things). odd. i bet there's a way in the terminal, but this shouldn't be an option that is off-limits. i looked for a plist for spotlight, but it's largely empty. hmmmm.
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