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Tuxera NTFS for Mac Released with 64-bit Support

  • October 11, 2010 /
  • by Mikko Välimäki /
  • 64 bit support, Tuxera NTFS for Mac /

Tuxera NTFS for Mac Released with 64-bit Support
Revamped Software Interconnects Every Mac With Windows-Formatted Drives

HELSINKI, FINLAND – October 11, 2010 – Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Android, Mac and other platforms, today announced the release of a major new version of its popular Tuxera NTFS for Mac loaded with full 64-bit support, extended attributes, and other improvements. Apple’s latest Mac Pro computers, released in mid-August, are the first to have Snow Leopard operating system installed in 64-bit kernel mode. Tuxera follows Apple’s direction with the revamped NTFS file system application that is guaranteed to work with future Macs.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac allows Apple Macintosh users to read and write in Windows-format, safely and quickly. The software has become extremely popular among consumers who migrate from Windows to Mac, and wish to fully use their Windows-formatted hard drives and memory sticks with the new system. Designers running Mac use the software to prepare customer deliveries. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is also widely used in media production companies and universities with heterogeneous computing environments that include both Windows and Mac computers. The software is compatible with popular virtualization and encryption solutions including Parallels Desktop®, VMware Fusion® and TrueCrypt.

“This is a major upgrade for Tuxera NTFS for Mac. We have worked hard to rebuild ‘under the hood’ functionality to be fully compatible with 64-bit and are pleased with the performance throughput,” stated Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. “There are also several other improvements ranging from a simpler installation process to new features only available from Tuxera such as full support for extended attributes. We remain fully committed to providing Mac users the best-of-class file system compatibility to the Windows world.”

Apple has introduced 64-bit kernel mode in Snow Leopard. 64-bit support speeds up the operating system and removes barriers for maximum physical memory. Tuxera NTFS for Mac now joins other system applications that can take full advantage of the future of high-performance computing.

The new Tuxera NTFS for Mac version 2010.10 can be downloaded from http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/. An update is free-of-charge to previously registered customers.

For more information, please contact:

Mikko Välimäki
CEO, Tuxera Inc.
+358 (0)50 598 0498

Apple: 64-bit.

About Tuxera. Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux, Android, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.