Whenever Apple releases a new version of their Mac OS, there is concern whether the tools one uses will be supported and continue to work effectively. While Apple’s release of Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion has received favorable reviews so far (see the positive response from Ars Technica and Cult of Mac, and Gizmodo’s hacks to fix it’s annoyances), the question is: How will the new OS affect your EPUB creation tools?
Adobe is the first to answer this question with respect to their Creative Suite application. As reported on the Adobe blog Caveat Lector “Adobe Creative Suite and Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8),” the applications “are expected to work great on Mac OS X 10.8, a.k.a Mountain Lion.”
The official response from Adobe on how Creative Suite runs on Mountain Lion can be found on the CS FAQ under “Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) compatibility.” In the FAQ, the official support on Creative Suite’s support of Mountain Lion is
Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, 5.5 and CS6 editions and individual products for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). Earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop® (CS3 and CS4) software were also tested with Mountain Lion and there are currently no known issues.
As with any new release of an operating system, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing. If you encounter any issues, please report them on our bug reporting form.
This should be good news for anyone who use Creative Suite in the creation of EPUB, eBooks, and other digital formats.
You can download Mountain Lion from the Apple Website here.
Have you updated to Mountain Lion yet? Have you run into any issues running Creative Suite on Moutain Lion, especially CS6?