Experience is fine. If you want an idea of slowdown, tell me if you noticed any with the apps that came with Snow Leopard. Or any instability. Fact of the matter is that those apps that came with 10.6 were already compressed in the same fashion.
Is there a slowdown? Undoubtedly. But honestly I don't notice it with my naked eye.
That said I would not advise compressing /Library or /System. ~/Library might be fine but I'm not chancing it right now.
Yeah, I noticed on the Squeeze screenshot, they had Applications in there, so I assumed that they were confident about safety here...tbh, if it is a native compression technology, I don't think the OS will have any issues, but I'm not ready to try it on system folders quite yet.
What is also quite interesting is that its the same compression used in SL apps. Considering the lack of ability to find hidden prefs, use Interface Builder, etc. I wonder if that means that someone is/will be developing a tool to "uncompress" these files for that kinda stuff?
Also, what happens with compatibility with other OS's, 10.5, Windows, etc? Is the compression purely in how the data is stored, so it is expanded when accessed/moved? Or does it just remove completely superfluous code?
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