How to install & use OpenSource Design Apps Like Inkscape & GIMP on Mountain Lion OSX 10.8

I have moved from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion OSX 10.8

Mountain Lion’s Security is tight as it has feature of allowing  genuine apps from Mac App Store & disallowing Pirated apps from anywhere.

I was installing Inkscape & GIMP on Mountain Lion OSX 10.8

I was confused that Inkscape & GIMP was not working on 10.8 as it was just not opening…

Then after clicking on in Application’s Utility folder I come to know that X11 is not preinstalled in OSX 10.8

You have to download it with XQuartz App from Here.


Now I have installed & using all Genuine & OpenSource Applications on my Macintosh.

(Update 04th September 2012: GIMP Now Runs Native on Mac OSX)

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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  1. I had the same problem. I’ve installed X11. Inkscape keeps closing. Must I restart the computer? I don’t want to because sometimes it goes bonkers on me and freezes up.

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