Read/Write NTFS (hard-drive format) on PowerPC

I just found myself in a situation that I never would have thought I’d find myself in.  I’m the kind of Mac user that thinks I don’t need anything from Microsoft (wrong).  I always choose to format my external hard-drives using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) even when I know that it would be “safe” to format on FAT32.  Recently, I was traveling a few weeks ago and I met a good friend of mine that wanted me to share some of my files with him and vice versa.  When I plugged in my hard drive, I could not transfer any of my files because it was locked.  When I realized that his hard drive was formated to NTFS…well I just became sad.  So back I went to http://google.com (like always) and here I found few options that helped me out, that I’d like to share with you.

NTFS 3G – 2010.10.2 (Free) http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.ca/ . Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/catacombae/files/NTFS-3G%20for%20Mac%20OS%20X/2010.10.2/ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg/download 

Tuxera NTFS 2012.3.4 – (Demo $31.00) – http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC.

* MacFuse – 2.0 (Free) – http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ .  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC

* OSXFUSE – 2.5.4 – (Free) – http://osxfuse.github.com/ .  10.5 – Leopard.

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Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Have you ever wanted to be able to see today’s date on the menu bar of Leopard/Tiger, but the system options only allow you to display the time only?  I’m sure that you are probably thinking here he goes again with another app/plugin to install…but this time you are wrong!   To “fix” this issue, it’s very simple, but it will take a bit more than a checkbox.

Go to System Preferences > International and go to the Formats tab.

Next to Dates, click Customize… > Here you customize your menu bar’s appearance.  You can drag and drop from date elements and build and personalize the menu bar from the dropdown boxes.

Next, you select your choice and use the famous (cmd+c).  Press OK and move to the next item down under: Times, hit customize… and choose Medium format, now you paste the date next to the time format and move for the position that you want it and hit OK and you are done.

Now your menu bar will display the date as Snow Leopard or later does.

If you guys like this information please leave us your comments and we will try to search  for more tricks, like these.