What the hell is MAc Fuse

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cleetusvandamm, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. cleetusvandamm macrumors member

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    It showed up in my profile today and Im not sure why..can someone explain? last thing I installed was Flip4MAc
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    MacFUSE, in conjuction with NTFS-3G, lets you write to NTFS hard drives and partitions.

    You know, in case you want to delete files from your Boot Camp partition from within OS X.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Keep it civil.

    You obviously downloaded it at some point. What do you mean it "shows up in your profile"? What profile?
     
  4. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks ..guess my real question is why its on my mac if I didnt dl it..i dont have any NTFS partitions..just wondering if it gets dl'ed with other apps by chance

    im civil as long as others are civil with me ..his smartass answer was uncalled for..
    by profile i meant System Preferences..
    and i never dl'ed it..seriously..
    any chance it might be part of Parallels??? I saw nothing referencing it in the manual or on thier knowledgebase
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    In System Preferences? Huh. Maybe I don't remember getting rid of the pane, but I don't recall it putting anything in my System Preferences when I downloaded it.

    Does anyone else have access to your computer? It couldn't have gotten there without someone actively downloading and installing it.
     
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    Yes. I don't recall which app it was, but I remember being offered it at some point in the past.
     
  7. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    not that I know of..thats the weird part..thats why i figuredd it might be part of another app..again the only thing ive dl'ed is flip4mac...also installed parallels the other day but thats it..i do have the option uninstall it ..just didnt know if it would screw up another app
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do you have vmware fusion? i believe you can download macfuse when you install vmware
     
  9. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    no just parallels
     
  10. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    in baisc terms mac fuse is a program that allows one to program for a filesystem that is not naively supported on mac some of the filesystems that people use macfuse

    -EXT2
    -EXT3
    -Pounce (which is a filesystem that is connected to the web site to download all notes that contain files)
    -NTFS
    -many others
     
  11. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    ok Parallels support answered me on this just now...pointed me to a spot buried on the website...
    thanks to those whose answered (politely)
    hey ME1000 add this info to your knowledgebase for the next poor sap that dares ask a dumb question...

    Parallels used in its products the following third party software:
    TinyBIOS Pascal Dornier / PC Engines (used as a system BIOS); the COMMON PUBLIC LICENSE.
    Plex86/Bochs VGABIOS (used as a video BIOS); the LGPL license.
    JPEG (used as a graphical library) basing in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
    MPI (used for operations with large numbers); the MPI.
    Libmspack (used for decompression of Microsoft cabinet file format); the LGPL license.
    MacFuse (used for inverse shared folders); the BSD license.
    Wine (used for DirectX to OpenGL convertion); the LGPL license.
    If you want to receive any of the listed sources codes, please send your request to lice
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    while thanks, i think his question is how it got on his system if he didnt explicitly download it

    op: maybe tell us what 3rd party apps youve downloaded?
     
  13. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks!
    see above ..it was from Parallels
     
  14. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Why would I point someone to parallels support pages when someone asks me "What the hell is MacFuse" ;)
     
  15. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    Mac FUSE was installed on my Mac after I installed VMWare Fusion 2.

    AND previously, when I installed the Parallels trial, Mac FUSE was installed as well, so you can run your Boot Camp partition's OS from inside the program.
     
  16. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks!
    thats initially what I was looking to find out
     
  17. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    No problem. ;)

    If you ask me, I'd take Fusion over Parallels any day, without a doubt. :)
     
  18. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Parallels 4 installs new NTFS drivers/kext files and macfuse.

    Its beneficial to have macfuse and ntfs installed on your system. I kind of hope Apple puts it in Snow Leopard, but I won't hold my breath.
     
  19. cleetusvandamm thread starter macrumors member

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    any reason why? I hear positives for both of them actually
    I went with parallels based on a friends recommendation and after using the trail for a couple weeks..havent seen any issues with it yet with the few Windows programs I do still run
     
  20. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    It also allows iTunesFS to function... you can copy your iTunes files anywhere. You can Google it.
     
  21. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Fusion has some catching up to do, Parallels 4 is brilliant. Incredibly low resource usage. VMware is nicer with their licenses tho, they didn't charge for upgrades last time.
     
  22. macrem macrumors 65816

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    MacFuse is also the framework needed for sshfs, which is a cool, secure (encrypted) gui way to share files across a network that works between UNIX/Linux machines.
     
  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    Not true.

    I use SSHFS and don't have MacFUSE.
     
  24. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    I noticed yesterday when installing a trial of BurnAgain FS (for RW disks) that it installs MacFUSE as well.
     

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