File formats

canon-stu

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Anticipating the delivery of a G5 tomorrow and it has a clean drive fitted apart from o/s but all my project images are on a tb drive on a pc, do these need copying over to the G5 or can i fit the drive as a slave into the G5 and will the images show up in the mac browser? Or am i expecting too much ?
 

spinnerlys

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Mac OS X can read FAT32 and NTFS formatted drives and it can also write FAT32 volume natively and with the help of NTFS-3G Mac OS X can also write to NTFS formatted HDDs.

I don't know if you can insert that 1TB HDD into your Power Mac, but you could either network Mac and PC or use an external USB or Firewire enclosure for the 1TB HDD. I advise to use a Firewire 400 or Firewire 800 enclosure though, as USB speeds on PPC Macs are very low compared to FW44 or FW800.


FAT32
  • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
  • No individual file larger than 4GB.
NTFS
HFS
  • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
  • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
 

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Going to show my ignorance here but what is journaled?
Summary
"Journaling" is a feature that helps protect the file system against power outages or hardware component failures, reducing the need for repairs. Journaling was first introduced in Mac OS X Server 10.2.2, then to the non-server OS in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. This document explains some of the benefits of using this feature and how it work


Mac OS X: About file system journaling
via "journaled"
 

canon-stu

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thanks spinnerlys but that quote opens up another question, all the different osx names, i know that the g5 wont run snow leopard as it needs to be intel based processor but what is the difference between say leopard, panther and tiger?
 

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thanks spinnerlys but that quote opens up another question, all the different osx names, i know that the g5 wont run snow leopard as it needs to be intel based processor but what is the difference between say leopard, panther and tiger?
They are different versions of Mac OS X.

10.0 Cheetah
March 24, 2001

10.1 Puma July
September 25, 2001

10.2 Jaguar
August 24, 2002

10.3 Panther
October 24, 2003

10.4 Tiger May
April 29, 2005

10.5 Leopard
October 26, 2007

10.6 Snow Leopard
August 28, 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X#Versions

Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.3 will only run on PPC Macs, Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.5 will run on PPC and x86 (Intel) Macs, Mac OS X 10.6 will only run on x86 Macs.

Your G5 should be fine running Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5.
 

spinnerlys

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comes shipped with 10.5.

Gonna be a steep learning curve. :eek:

Then have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.


Mac OS X Basics

Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3