Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuxera NTFS for Mac online shop now open

We have just opened the doors to our online shop, where you can purchase a Tuxera NTFS for Mac license.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac aims to be the highest performance NTFS solution available on Mac OS X. It builds upon the proven stability and maturity of NTFS-3G, enhancing it with significant performance improvements and a better integration with Mac OS X, including extended support for Mac attributes, putting files in the trash bin, etc.

By purchasing Tuxera NTFS for Mac you're also supporting the development of its open source counterpart NTFS-3G, enabling the two projects to move forward side by side.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuxera NTFS for Mac

Tuxera Ltd. is now announcing the availability of the first release candidate of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, our commercial NTFS offering for Mac OS X. The release candidate can be used in 'trial' mode for 15 days. During these 15 days you can decide whether or not to purchase the product from our online shop.

When you have purchased a license, you will get a product key sent to you via email. You can then use the product key to activate the already installed copy of Tuxera NTFS (you can also choose to activate your license at install time).

Download Tuxera NTFS for Mac (Release Candidate)
Release announcement
Online shop (for purchasing a Tuxera NTFS for Mac license)

System requirements: A Mac (Intel or PowerPC) running Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 (32-bit kernel).

Tuxera NTFS for Mac builds upon NTFS-3G to deliver a stable, high performance NTFS driver for Mac OS X. The main focus for development has been to improve performance and at the same time minimize the risk of data corruption, even in situations such as system crashes and accidential disconnection of hard drives without proper unmounting. We have also made sure to add a few more features, such as support for the Mac OS X 'locked' and 'hidden' attributes, support for putting files in the 'Trash' bin instead of just deleting them, etc.

We need people to test this release candidate before putting it in 'release' mode, so any help would be appreciated.

The first 3 people to find a serious bug will be rewarded with a Tuxera NTFS for Mac license. This does not include the following bugs, which are known:

  1. Tuxera NTFS installer displays an error message after installing on systems with MacFUSE > 2.0.3 installed. (This is a MacFUSE bug.)
  2. Switching between NTFS-3G and Tuxera NTFS preference panes within the same System Preferences session leads to bad interactions and confusing error messages. (This will be fixed in the non-RC release version.)