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Mac OSX Yosemite : Good, bad and Ugly

I can’t start my review with some statement like “yet another operating system”. Because it is still the same with some differences. I will start with my journey so far with Yosemite. Sometime back when I saw the preview images, it was like WOW. Are they transforming the Mac into iPhone/iPad? Wait, does it look familiar? Is it somewhat like Material Design of Android? Never mind, what we need is a clean and powerful OS. Mac is already clean and Yosemite seemed much cleaner. Fingers-crossed and waited for official launch. Finally my AppStore said, here is a powerful OS for you, that too for FREE. Lets talk about this FREE tag later. Just remind me if I missed it. It took some time to install (almost an hour after downloading. Pre- and post-installation….). Warning : What follows is strictly my opinion. When I looked at the lock screen for my first boot, I literally shouted WOW. It seems like I’m on an iPad. With no delay I logged into my PC and that’s it. Now my expression

Mac: Write to NTFS partitions

Pre-requisites : XCode Homebrew To install Xcode , goto AppStore and install Xcode To install homebrew : Open terminal and run following commands ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" brew doctor brew update To enable NTFS write support : Open  terminal and run following commands brew install ntfs-3g sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/ntfs-3g/2014.2.15/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs brew install osxfuse brew info osxfuse Last command will display 2 commands, which will look like following: sudo /bin/cp -RfX /usr/local/opt/osxfuse/Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs /Library/Filesystems/ sudo chmod +s /Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs/Support/load_osxfusefs Run them through terminal. Now plug-in NTFS device and check the info. It will be read and write supported.