I think we will install Standard, adding the -sa switch on the shortcut(to start BASIC). While most of our machines meet recommended requirements, I'd be uncomfortable making Standard the 'Standard'.
It would be easy enough to create an alternate software deployment to remove the -sa if our hardware catches up.
I've seen some posts where people seem to have tuned up their configuration enough to make it usable, but not (reasonable) when you compare it to Basic!
8 has been out long enough I've given up on seeing a tuning FAQ of some kind. I was hoping there would be something obvious like poor OpenGL support on my system slowing me down, but based on the lack of response to these posts...
If nothing else, IBM, can't you make an install option that preloads some of the bottlenecks at OS startup, so we can at least pretend its faster overall? (And yes, I disabled the Productivity Editors, that didn't help much)
Notes 8 Standard Extremely Slow vs.... (Rob Stitt 6.Feb.08)
Feedback response number WEBB7BLJKK created by Rich Thomsen on 02/07/2008
. . 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)