Ran a search and nothing came back on this question so posting it here . . . . Since my last question about issues getting LM16 64bit installed I have managed to get an .iso with a matching md5sum number and the install then went fine. So, I've got the '10 anti-glare screen MBP cut into three disks, one for SnoLep, one for ML, and one for Linux Mint . . . the usual MO is to have FF running with 3 or 4 tabs open, and Mail . . . and that's about it, if bored I might run a chess app or Go app for short periods. Doing that in LM16--just FF & Mail-- after a little bit the computer gets pretty warm . . . but over in 10.8.6 it's basically cool w/o hearing much in terms of fan noise in either case . . . .
If I was watching a movie or something I might understand the warm leatherette feeling, but the comparison is noticeable between the OSX sides and the LM side. It's not enough to be thinking there is no temp control, but, perhaps the question is, is that "not good"? Or, it's just the nature of the beast for LM to run warmer . . . ?? Haven't had a chance to test comparo my Xubun 12.04 running in my iBook to see if it gets warm . . . . Might be that 12.04 being more OS9-like is using less resources than LM16?
Any thoughts? No worries? Or it ain't good, don't use it because it's baking your system? Haven't noticed that LM15 or 13 ran the unit this warm . . . but with LM upgrades it seems like with each step forward there is some kind of commensurate glitch to try to deal with or overcome . . . .