Lion’s out!


I’ve started the download – expect my review in about a week or so, once I’ve put the big cat through it’s paces. In the meantime, check out Shawn Blanc’s excellent review. I’ve been following Shawn’s blog for quite some time now – it’s one of my trusted resources for Mac reviews and tech industry opinions. Another, much more in-depth review, by John Siracusa, can be found at Ars Technica. Contrary to popular belief, you can perform a clean install of Lion by making a custom Lion boot disc.

Here are apps that I have been able to successfully open with Lion:

Corel Painter X
Sketchbook Pro 2011
Photoshop CS5
Bridge CS5
Manga Studio Pro EX 4

I’ll put these apps through the paces, with Lion, to see if there are any issues.

Have you installed Lion? What’s your verdict? Share your comments below.



About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at

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  • ToviasReply
    July 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    On the weight of this post I went ahead and hit the upgrade button. My main concern was Photoshop CS5 (which is my work horse) and Manga Studio Pro (which I’m currently learning to use). As long as those work and I can still get a browser open everything else should be fine.

    I’m looking forward to your official review.

  • samReply
    July 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

    finally got the time… just awaiting the download over slow slow nz internet.

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