switched to a macbook just a month ago...as someone said before, "my only regret is that i didn't swtich earlier...."
i decided to try out a mac thinking that the worst case is that i install win7 on it if i don't like OSX... after a month of using snow leopard, i'm very sure that i don't wanna go through DLL hell anymore...(other than troubleshooting my wife's win7 notebook)
its really refreshing for a change to have everything work right out of the box, i had a couple of freezes initially, but after that went after after a update it hasn't froze since. the iApps are brilliant, high quality software that's fun and intuitive.
When applications do crash, it doesn't crash the entire OS. online support is easily accessible most troubleshoots guides are found in the same support page.
the only problem i'm really having so far is my line 6 guitar efx app that doesn't run very well yet, but that app is still beta so i'm not concerned.
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Macs do have their issues, but it's nice to see your having a good experience.
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Thanks for your advice.
I was about to download MAcFuse and NTFS-3g but I decided to read further. Seems like a few forums say they are not stable, got to manually mount the external hard-disk and the write speed is very slow? Are these true? I'm not too sure as some of the posts were 1-2 years old.
Instead, some recommended Paragon NTFS which is more stable and user friendly. But is not for free.
Would you recommend Paragon too? Thanks so much!!
I also found this known issue:
After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Disabling or uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. It seems that this issue can't be solved, but only worked around since the Startup Disk preference pane doesn't recognize file system drivers that are not provided by Apple.
Anyone experienced this b4?
Apple's NTFS driver does that along with Boot Camp, which is not Mac OS X at the time.
I would think that, if you needed to boot from the disk, you wouldn't care about NTFS-3G and if you needed only to read and write, you wouldn't care about booting from it.
i have not tried paragon, since ntfs-3g suits my needs well. at us$19.95 i think you can give it a try. there is also tuxera which is the commercial version of ntfs-3g, supposedly more stable and faster.