One of the daily hassles of using Apple Macintosh computers is the incompatibilities that arise with the broad Microsoft Windows world. Individual files often require conversion, but what about whole disks? Apple has long supported the universal and simplistic FAT filesystem, and added read-only support for NTFS back in 2003 in OS X 10.3 "Panther". Third-party software like … [Read more...] about How To Write To Windows NTFS Drives In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”
Last year, I posted two articles about Apple's OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and its new 64-bit kernel. The upshot was that, although just about every Mac made since mid-2008 is 64-bit capable, only the Xserve boots in 64-bit mode by default. Since my main computer is a glorious 27" iMac that runs 64-bit Snow Leopard perfectly, I decided to permanently set it to boot this way. … [Read more...] about How To Boot Snow Leopard in 64-Bit Mode
Note: It looks like Apple now has the correct drivers available for direct download and upgrade. None of this should be required anymore. Got a Hewlett Packard printer? Got Snow Leopard? Apple and HP report that the OS X 10.6 install DVD includes all required drivers and software, but it didn't work for me. I went to look for the driver software on the Apple and HP web … [Read more...] about Located! Missing HP Printer Driver For Snow Leopard
There is clearly a ton of interest in Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard: My Snow Leopard features hardware compatibility chart had over 20,000 visitors in just three days! But one chart element is generating an inordinate amount of interest: Whether or not Snow Leopard can boot in 64-bit mode. … [Read more...] about No 64-Bit Snow Leopard Kernel For You!
Apple's bizarre online store reboot this morning revealed that the next point-update for Mac OS X will be in the hands of the faithful this Friday, August 28! Many speculated on the purported September availability of the operating system upgrade, but today's information clears the air. Although Apple's web site clearly states that Snow Leopard "Delivers on August 28th," … [Read more...] about Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”: In Our Hands August 28!