I agree, to a point. I've only got two machines, but my experience was mixed. My Cube was much, much faster after installng 9.2.1-- for a while Then slowly, over a period of days, it bogged down-- Startup times increased from 1.5 minutes to 3 minutes+, and app launches got slower, too, with Illustrator being the worst, sometimes taking over a minute(!) to launch. Photoshop would hang opening files, even small ones, for 15 to 20 seconds, and Eudora was just plain awful in all respects-- launching, moving from window to window, opening and closing messages, etc.Originally posted by twyg
chris, imo, and in my experience I found that 9.2.1 when performed as a clean install makes most machines run much quicker. (This is of course opinion based, and not fact... but, let me tell you what I've done)
I've got 12 machines in the office I IT for.
3 are "Original" iMac's (With the corny laptop CD-Rom drives)
3 are iMac slot-loaders
3 are iMac DV's
2 are TiG4's
1 is a (my) PowerBook FireWire
On all of the machines a clean install was performed...
(didn't zero out the data, but initialized all the same)
All users had a marked increase in speed. This of course happens if you do a clean install of 8.6 as well, but... In approximation Microsoft Word opens about three times faster on the 9.2.1 imac than the 9.1 (and yes, they have the exact same configuration)
I feel it's worth it, and at the very worst you're ready for the jump into 10...