: Ran it my first problem with my new Imac


mrfoofoo
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:50 AM
I have a 320 gig portable usb drive. I need it to be readable and writable in OSX as well as windows for work.

How can I accomplish this?, I have tried formatting ms-dos format in OS X disk utility but I really can't copy any large files to it.

groovetube
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:51 AM
while not free, works very well if you want to format for os x.
Mediafour (http://www.mediafour.com/)

Kosh
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:58 AM
The drive would have to be formatted in FAT32 format, I believe. But FAT32 has certain limitations which I can't remember. Or you need software like the above user mentioned on windows or OSX

minnes
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Fat32 has limits in terms of how large a single file can be.
You can format your drive on a PC as NTFS and it will be fine on a PC and read only on a Mac
or you can try for freea plug in for Macs called MacFuse, which supplies read, write and format for NTFS.
Its still not perfect, but it works.

edit

upon checking, I found this link
NTFS-3G for Mac OS X: NTFS-3G for Mac OS X 2010.1.16 (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/01/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010116.html)

I think this may be what I sued, its been so long, I can't remember

but I think that NTFS-3G will do it for you

kloan
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:33 AM
I suggest Paragon "NTFS for Mac OS X".

I've used it for years, and it works very well.
You format your drive as NTFS, and you can then use it with your PC and Mac.

minnes
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:40 AM
yes, there is a few different free and pay apps to format and write to NTFS.

Ive found speed of write to NTFS to be slower on Macs.
I don't know why Apple cant support it better? Licensing maybe?

anal-log
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:15 AM
I believe ms-dos or (Fat32) has a 4gig file size limit.

I also use Paragon "NTFS for Mac OS X" cross plaform drives.

Paradime
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Here's a free, open source alternative. I use it all the time and it works great with NTFS drives:

NTFS-3G for Mac OS X: NTFS-3G for Mac OS X 2010.1.16 (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/01/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010116.html)

The site mentions Tuxera NTFS for Mac, which is essentially the commercial version.

You can also download it from here:

Download NTFS-3G for Mac - Read-write NTFS filesystem driver. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24481/ntfs-3g)

Ops...just realized minnes already posted this.

irontree
Apr 17th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Formatting it FAT32 should be fine (unless you plan to have single files over 4gb each...)

screature
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Formatting it FAT32 should be fine (unless you plan to have single files over 4gb each...)

Which isn't hard to do these days with high res Video_TS files.

mrfoofoo
Apr 18th, 2010, 11:56 AM
I have just noticed that my new mac didn't come with Snow Leopard it has Mac OS X 10.6.3 is it worth the upgrade to SL?

eggman
Apr 18th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Snow_Leopard)

or if you'd prefer directly from Apple:

Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Technical specifications (http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html)

mkolesa
Apr 18th, 2010, 12:24 PM
I have just noticed that my new mac didn't come with Snow Leopard it has Mac OS X 10.6.3 is it worth the upgrade to SL?

??? OS 10.6 IS Snow Leopard... and 10.6.3 is the most recent update.

mrfoofoo
Apr 18th, 2010, 12:37 PM
should I upgrade is it worth it?

mkolesa
Apr 18th, 2010, 12:41 PM
10.6 is snow leopard so there's nothing you can upgrade to. 10.6.3 is the most recent update to 10.6, and since you're already running 10.6.3, there are no further updates available. you already have the most current operating system with the most recent operating system update installed!

mrfoofoo
Apr 18th, 2010, 07:30 PM
is there any good uninstaller applications, for when you want to uninstall programs?

SINC
Apr 18th, 2010, 07:44 PM
is there any good uninstaller applications, for when you want to uninstall programs?

App Zapper is $12, but worth it for the sound effects alone.

If your budget is limited, and App Cleaner is free. Help yourself:

AppZapper - The uninstaller Apple forgot. (http://www.appzapper.com/)

AppCleaner (Mac) - Download (http://appcleaner.en.softonic.com/mac)

mrfoofoo
Apr 18th, 2010, 09:45 PM
thank you.

Now I am trying to install Apple Remote Desktop Administrator so I can control my lab of pc's from home.

I seem to be getting "The remote desktop administrator software does not match the client software version and I have to quit.

Is this a snow leopard issue?

eggman
Apr 18th, 2010, 10:08 PM
thank you.

Now I am trying to install Apple Remote Desktop Administrator so I can control my lab of pc's from home.

I seem to be getting "The remote desktop administrator software does not match the client software version and I have to quit.

Is this a snow leopard issue?

If you're trying to control a lab of PC's from home you may not be using the right tool.

Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks all without leaving your desk. Featuring Automator actions, Remote Spotlight search, and a new Dashboard widget, Apple Remote Desktop 3 makes your job easier than ever.



Apple - Remote Desktop 3 (http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/)

I am sure it is possible - you just may need a different tool to control PC's (or you may have to configure this tool specifically... or have a different client end on the PC. My experience with this doesn't go farther than dabbling with a couple of Macs)

mkolesa
Apr 18th, 2010, 11:20 PM
is there any good uninstaller applications, for when you want to uninstall programs?

fyi, there's not a need for an uninstaller in os x per se (that's why apple doesn't include a special program for removing applications), you just move the application to the trash. however, some apps do install a preference file or other support file in some place outside the application directory and a program like app zapper can round those bits up, even if leaving them will cause no ongoing complications.

mrfoofoo
Apr 20th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Ok I am trying to remote to my mac from work, is there anything better then vnc or tightvnc for mac, the lag is terrible. I have to say remote desktop for windows is great and fast almost comparable to being there. Is there anything that fast for mac?