All my computers are running happily on 10.6.8. However Lightroom 5 now requires at least 10.7 so I am beginning to consider the possibility of upgrading to 10.8.
I am particularly concerned about whether the following will run happily:
1. Drivers for my Epson 3880 and 3800 which have had problems in the past.
2. Adobe CS5. I need absolutely no more than this and don't want or need to upgrade.
Anyone had any experience in the upgrade and can offer any advice or suggestions?
1. I can say that I had no problem with Epson's drivers for my 3800. I downloaded the latest drivers from the Epson website.
2. I run CS6 without any problem so far but one of my customer is running CS5 on his Mac Pro with 10.8.4.
In your case, I would clone the startup disk on an external drive. Then restart your Mac on this external drive and upgrade to OS X 10.8. This way, you could test drive LR5 + OS X 10.8 without taking to much risk. Once you're confident that your setup works fine, you can perform the upgrade on your original drive.