Tuxera NTFS for Mac Released

Press Release
October 28, 2009

The Fastest Way to Read and Write Windows Disks from Mac is Here
Tuxera NTFS for Mac Released for Immediate Download

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Mac OS X does not support writing to Microsoft Windows formatted NTFS volumes out-of-the box. The fix is here. Tuxera is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, the fastest way to read and write Windows formatted disks from a Mac. The software has been successfully tested to work with Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac is the result of years of intense development in the leading open source NTFS project including hundred of thousands of happy Mac users. Tuxera CTO Szabolcs Szakacsits explains: "Tuxera NTFS for Mac is a major upgrade from our previous open source NTFS-3G for Mac. Performance has been significantly improved along with other enhancements. Copying a DVD to an NTFS hard drive takes now just 45 seconds. With open source it took as much as 12 minutes. We are pretty sure this is the fastest read/write NTFS solution you can have for Mac."

Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki adds: "Launching the commercially supported high-perfomance Tuxera NTFS for Mac is an important step for us. We are encouraged by the very positive initial feedback from the vibrant OS X community. Be sure we are not stopping here. Tuxera will make sure its products continue to improve and exceed the highest expectations."

Tuxera NTFS for Mac can be downloaded from http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/. After installation, Tuxera NTFS becomes visible in your System Preferences. The trial version runs for 15 days after which it must be registered. A license for one user costs 25 euros with volume discount available for enterprise customers. Licenses can be bought with major credit cards from Tuxera's Online Shop: http://www.tuxera.com/buy/online-shop/

For further information:

Mikko Välimäki, CEO
Tel. +358-50-598-0498
email: mikko at tuxera dot com

Szabolcs Szakacsits, CTO
Tel. +358-40-823-3360
email: szaka at tuxera dot com

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system drivers that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS driver has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/