I'm relatively a novice when it comes to computers. I recently upgraded my MBP to the new OS X 10.8.2 and noticed that it's running much slower now. I purchased this laptop in the summer of 2009. Here are the basic specs:
Macbook Pro 13-inch, (mid-2009) Processor 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB SATA Disk 160GB
Any recommendations on how to boost its performance would be greatly appreciated. I would love to avoid purchasing a new laptop, unless needed.