Post OSX Lion Upgrade

So I went ahead and  upgraded my home Mac with OSX Lion. I had some reservations but I decided to just go for it.

First thoughts. Beavis this sucks.

The scrolling is completely opposite of what it was. It’s like they are preparing us for a mouseless world. Oh wait, I think they are.  Everything is gesture based now which is fine and dandy on my iPad but it sucks for a computing environment. It’s going to take some getting used to.

After the initial install and reboot, I tried to open some of my adobe applications. Illustrator completely hung on me and Photoshop managed to open partially. After a complete reboot, things improved.

I use SynergyKM to sync the mouse to multiple devices. That is working fine. The scroll reversal works the same no matter what OS type I am logged in to.

So far VMWare Fusion is running with no problems.

I don’t run MS Office on my Mac, I run it within VMWare Fusion. The initial reports I have been hearing are not good.

Since it is getting late, I’ll end it here. Would I recommend it to anyone on their work machine? No. Not yet. You need to get familiar with the quirks and also make sure the issues with software compatibility are resolved. But that is the case with all OS upgrades. Just proceed with caution.

If you are going to upgrade, I can’t emphasize enough the need to enable Time Machine to make a back up of your system just before you install. At least that way you have a way to go back. If you don’t, you will have to start from scratch. Not the most fun.