How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X

NTFS-3G for Mac OS X!
This package will install read/write file system support for the Windows NT Filesystem (NTFS) using the free software project NTFS-3G.
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The package contains the following software components:

  • NTFS-3G ( ) Copyright © The NTFS-3G project, led by Szabolcs Szakacsits. Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
  • ntfsprogs ( ) Copyright © The Linux-NTFS project, led by Anton Altaparmakov. Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
  • MacFUSE ( ) Copyright © Google Inc. Released under a 3-clause BSD-style license.
  • NTFS-3G for Mac OS X supporting utilities and preference pane ( ) Copyright © Erik Larsson (Mount script is partly © Paul Marks) Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.

NTFS-3G for Mac OS X is a software project designed to bring NTFS read/write support to Mac OS X along with additional advanced features.
It is based on NTFS-3G, the leading open source NTFS driver that is ported into numerous platforms, but also includes other software projects to build a complete toolset for managing NTFS volumes.
NTFS-3G itself is included in hundreds of Linux distributions; for example Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE and Ubuntu use NTFS-3G as the default NTFS driver. Development has been ongoing since 2006.