Cowardly Lion

Ok, so I upgraded to Lion. Faster, better, smarter, right? Wrong. Trying to run a mobile development efforts for our organization has been a bit of an effort. As a background, I have a MB Pro i7 with 8GB of memory.

Here are the trouble pinpoints:

  • Crashes (Safari, Xcode, iCal, Mail and even the Preview app!).
  • Slow and laggy (Safari and Xcode).
  • CPU out of control. I've come back to my machine after 30 minutes to find 400% CPU utilization.
  • Finder/Icons gone. Sometimes during Xcode development, my icons disappear from the dock and I have no feedback as to which apps are running.

Here is what I've tried:

  • Clear Safari cache/history.
  • Reset PRAM (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379).
  • Delete Library/Caches and ~/Library/Caches.

So what worked?

  • Clearing Safari and my cache definitely improved internet performance.
  • Resetting the PRAM stopped my out of control processes (high CPU).
  • Deleting my caches seems to have stabilized the icons disappearing and some of the caches.

Will update this blog as I continue to be the Lion Guinea pig!