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That console message means iPhoto was doing so much processing on the main UI thread that it couldn't even supply updated UI to the windowserver for a few seconds. It could be your iCloud Photostream acting up in iPhoto. I had this issue and had to disable photostream.
i've seen this on some of my machines... it is fixable (though ican't remember the details for my situation). but it will stay very slow until you clean out those ui/windowserver errors. firstly: have you added any screensavers? have you safe booted to clean out caches and check HD? ...
If you have some process inside the VirtualBox virtual machine that accesses shared folders frequently (perhaps polling some file for changes), that could degrade performance considerably due to the VirtualBox shared folder implementation. The Vagrant documentation says: "In some cases the default shared folder implementations (such as VirtualBox shared ...
Try and turn these off Reminders under the following setting pages and see if it helps: Settings > Cellular under Use cellular data for: (will be a long list) Might have nothing to do with Reminders trying to connect to the internet, but it's worth a shot: Settings > Notification Center under Today view:
I've just gone through two brand new MacBook Pro Retina 15's, "fresh" from Apple Store, both of which were giving me only 3-4 hours on a fresh charge. After resetting NVRAM and SMC, I now get 5-6 or more hours. If you buy a new MacBook -- and are getting less than 5 hours per charge -- try resetting your NVRAM and SMC. How to Reset NVRAM: Shut down the ...
Better than smb:// would be to NFS mount your shares over a private network interface running the virtio-net drivers. Once mounted, inside the host OS, you'd rsync in the data with: rsync /some/mount/point /home/myuser/ Or whatever you wanted. Someone already mentioned Vagrant and, on its own it won't speed up your VirtualBox setup, but it does make ...
The clearest way I can see to see whether data is being paged in or out of RAM is the command line program top. Open a Terminal and run top. Within the first few lines of output look for "swapins" and "swapouts". The values at the end tell you how many pages have been swapped in and out of memory. The values in the brackets are the delta for that update ...
Does that memory act as the "VRAM" that Final Cut Pro needs? The integrated Intel Iris graphics chips contain onboard memory that act as L4 cache this helps speed up access to the shared system RAM, but doesn't replace it as the backing store for graphics data. Does this mean that the discrete graphics card has 256MB on its own, but can also receive ...
Adding application software will have no effect on the performance of your computer unless 1) the software is running or 2) it installs persistent background processes that consume resources. LaTeX does not do #2, so you need not worry that this will affect your computer in any negative way.
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