OS X Lion: some useful resources


Of course, this list of resources is far from exhaustive, but I’m sure it’ll give you enough reading material for the weekend. As more interesting stuff worth adding appears, I will update this article. Feel free to chime in with suggestions.

RoaringApps is a useful wiki that lists application compatibility with OS X Lion. A mandatory go-to place in this time of transition.

• Dan Frakes’ six-part saga on installing Lion.

• Apple’s knowledge base article on Lion Recovery.

• John Siracusa’s Lion Review on Ars Technica, the longest and best read on OS X Lion.

How to install Lion over Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Dan Frakes, Macworld).

Scrollvetica, by Jim Correia (Description: If you spend part of your time living in the future, with default Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad settings, you may find it difficult to switch between the future and the present and maintain any sort of input device sanity. Scrollvetica is a simple hack which inverts all scrolling events on Snow Leopard such that the effective scroll direction is in the direction of finger movement.)

• From Adobe’s knowledge base: Known Issues with Adobe products on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

How to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive (Dan Frakes, Macworld).

Installing Lion clean (Thomas Brand, Eggfreckles.net)

Lion’s Lesser Known Features (Thomas Brand, Eggfreckles.net)

OS X Lion: The Complete Macworld Review by Jason Snell.

Apple’s press release features an interesting bit: Users who do not have broadband access at home, work or school can download Lion at Apple retail stores and later this August, Lion will be made available on a USB thumb drive through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) for $69 (US). Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and is available from the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US). (Emphasis mine)

• This article on TidBITS, Our Favorite Hidden Features in Mac OS X Lion, contains lots of useful tips to help you find your way around the new cat.


• As you may have heard, in Lion the ~/Library folder is hidden to prevent the curious/average user from messing with it. But if you’re an experienced user and need to access it, here’s a link from Finer Things in Mac that explains how to make it visible again.

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