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The latest release candidate of Tuxera NTFS for Mac is now out.

The new release candidate integrates the shared component MacFUSE closer into the driver to simplify installation and adds support for Mac users running the fully 64-bit Snow Leopard kernel (the ‘X86_64’ kernel flavor). This means that the newest Mac Pros (mid-2010) will be able to use Tuxera NTFS for Mac without switching to the 32/64-bit hybrid kernel which is the default on all other consumer Macs.

Along with these changes there have been numerous other improvements, for instance:

  • Driver now runs in 64-bit mode on Intel 64-bit and PowerPC G5 processors (only Mac OS X 10.5 and later).
  • Bugfix for extended attribute handling which caused file copying problems in some cases.
  • Disabled the ‘archive’ flag for directories because of conflict with Finder.
  • Fixed incompatibility with TrueCrypt volumes.
  • Driver codebase synchronized with NTFS-3G 2010.8.8 (see: NTFS-3G release history for a list of changes).

Feedback from users running the 64-bit kernel is most appreciated. Please post your experiences in the forum, or send an email to our dedicated support email address if you’re a customer. Thank you.

Erik Larsson