It seems to be quite consistent on my system. When I tried after having the Symantec "Auto protect" turned off, there wasn't a noticeable improvement.
I opened a PMR which resulted in SPR EZEL7BJ2GW.
It appears like this is a common problem, but not a universal one. Hopefully, they can figure out some ways to improve things across the board.
One thing that is impossible in a domain with thousands of users: making numerous changes to everyone else's systems. While some changes may help, we can't double everyone's memory, replace all their hard drives, etc.
Notes 8 Standard Extremely Slow vs.... (Rob Stitt 6.Feb.08)
Feedback response number WEBB7BRRCL created by Rob Stitt on 02/12/2008
. . I second this (Gavin Bollard 6.Feb.08)
. . . . Agree.... (Ina Da Buisines... 7.Feb.08)
. . . . . . absolutely (Dan P King 7.Feb.08)
. . More agreement! (Rich Thomsen 7.Feb.08)
. . . . It would be great to have a Tuning ... (Ben Langhinrich... 7.Feb.08)
. . . . . . ! (Ina Da Buisines... 7.Feb.08)
. . Link to another thread with video (Rich Thomsen 8.Feb.08)
. . Here are some specifics that I did ... (John Head 8.Feb.08)
. . . . Exclude Notes from Symantec Antivir... (Roland Reddekop... 11.Feb.08)
. . Agree. Agents run slower as well (Alex Elliott 9.Feb.08)
. . Open a PMR (Simon ODoherty 10.Feb.08)
. . . . PMR/SPR (Rob Stitt 12.Feb.08)
. . Performance using Notes 8 Standard (Roger Rowan 13.Feb.08)
. . I live in hope (Gary Cousins 7.Feb.08)
. . Performance (Paul Cameron 7.Feb.08)
. . A Couple of things.. (Dag Kvello 13.Feb.08)
. . . . Performance without Symantec (Roger Rowan 15.Feb.08)