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Parallels Desktop 10 a big upgrade with new features, more speed and battery life

Parallels today released Parallels Desktop 10 ($80), a major new version of the virtualization environment for running Windows and other OS's on OS X Macs. The update includes dozens of new features, including support of Yosemite's new features inside Windows and Office, as well as streamlined installation, and tools for developers. Parallels Desktop 10 also boasts performance enhancements and less use of the Mac's battery...

TIP: Turn off ABE to fix Mavericks ACL Windows Server glitches

Jacob Snyder updated his report on Monday with the solution to his problem with Mavericks Mac clients breaking ACL permissions on Windows Servers. He reports: It ended up being a combination of using Access Based Enumeration and SMB2. By disabling ABE on the Windows server and forcing…

OS X Server doesn't have Mavericks ACL issues

TM reports that the problem we've been reporting about Mavericks clients changing Access Control Lists (ACLs) on Windows servers does not occur with Mavericks OS X Server. In fact, no one has reported the problem with OS X Server. Here's TM's report: I have no ACL issues with Mavericks Server…

App Nap a fleeting fix for Outlook duplicate emails

Christopher Ripper tried the suggestion of enabling App Nap for Outlook for Mac as a fix for the massive duplication of email with Outlook 2011 in Mavericks. Although two readers reported that the technique worked, Ripper said success was fleeting:

Reader problems with Windows 8 in Boot Camp 5

Wesley Heiss was having problems with Windows 8 on his MacBook Pro, so he updated Boot Camp to the version that Apple says works with Windows 8. (See our report to see which version works for your Mac.) Unfortunately, he receives an error message saying that only Windows 7 is support. Heiss writes…


Mavericks ACL bug keeps Windows users locked out

Nuwan Wolters has the Mavericks problem with ACLs changing when Mac users open files on Windows servers. Changing Time Machine settings and switching to SMB 1 alleviated the problem for Macs, but Windows users still could not open the files touched by Macs. And, administrators of the Windows server…

OS X 10.9.4 doesn't fix ACL file sharing problems

Jacob Snyder reports that the OS X 10.9.4 update did not fix his problems with changing ACLs on file servers. We've posted a lot of user reports of these problems on our Mavericks File Sharing Tips page, with some suggestions. Snyder refers to a link at the JAMF users forums. Snyder said this:…

Turning off data dedup works for 10.7 and 10.8 filesharing

We've previously reported that turning of data deduplication on Windows Server can alleviate Mavericks file sharing problems. Carson Charles reports that this resolves file sharing problems for Macs running Lion and Mountain Lion:…

Mavericks and AD network home folder issue

Dave Rubin reports having the problem described in the article "Corrupting Access Rights on Mavericks Home Folders on Windows Server" on an Active Directory network. The problem prevents the Mac from mounting the server-based home folder. Rubin describes it:…


OS X 10.9.4 fixes reader's file sharing problems

Jason Harrison reports that the recent OS X 10.9.4 update has fixed his organization's SMB file sharing problems with Mac Mavericks clients and OS X Server. He writes: Mac OS X 10.9.4 has fixed file-sharing issues. We work with a handful of sites that primarily…


VirtualBox maintenance update posted

Oracle has released VirtualBox 4.3.14, a maintenance update to the free virtualization software for running Windows and other guest operating systems on Macs, Linux, Unix, and Windows. The update fixes a number of minor bugs, "improve stability and fix regressions," and adds support of Blu-Ray devices on OS X hosts.

Paragon offers free HFS+ for Windows 8

Paragon Software Group has released a new Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8/8.1 Free Edition, a driver that enables Windows to read and write to Mac-formatted drive storage. The software adds support for HFS+ and HFSX partitions to Windows, and is compatible with Apple's Boot Camp drivers for users running…


Reader says Mavericks 10.9.3 still has ACL issues in AD

Nick Kustreba writes that the Mavericks 10.9.3 update did not fix his problems with ACL permissions on an Active Directory network domain. (Although Apple said that the update "Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server," other readers have…

Stellar Mail Converter for email migration

Stellar Information Technology has released Stellar Mail Converter for Mac, a new OS X utility for converting email messages between Apple, Outlook, and other formats. The utility supports Mail, Outlook 2011, Thunderbird, Postbox and mail programs that use MBOX, EMLX, or OLM files. Stellar Mail…

Parallels fixes Tools bug in OS X Guests, Yosemite hosts

Parallels has issued an update to Desktop that fixes a number of bugs, including the incompatibility with Parallels Tools in OS X Mavericks guests that caused virtual machines with Mavericks to boot into a black screen. Parallels Desktop Build 9.0.24237 fixes the problem, which occurred with OS X…

CrossOver 13.2 improves Windows apps with Enhanced Graphics on Macs

CodeWeavers has released CrossOver 13.2.0, a maintenance update to software that enables Windows applications to run directly in OS X and in Linux. The update improves the stability of Windows games running with Performance Enhanced Graphics and fixes bugs related to installing Adobe Acrobat 10 and…


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