RE: Thank you for the veiled personal attack,
It is possible to activate the hidden native NTFS writing on Mac Volumes from within OS X, though it is a rather involved procedure, that newbies should not attempt. If Apple would activate it OOB, it would be better for such newbies. But, you and I both know Apple will not do this any time soon.
I am sorry if you have gotten the impression that my reply was a "veiled personal attack".
Since it is apparent that you somehow feel threatened by my replies to other OPs, I will no longer reply to anyone on this network. I do not wish to get into a competition with anyone.
I do apologize for the last paragraph in my previous post. It really had nothing to do with the original poster's needs.
I suppose that others more qualified should reply to switchers who post to C-NET forums. Instead, I will find a switchers forum on other networks to use my knowledge of Windows and Macintosh to help them in the future.
I love helping others. I help them because I have been in the same place they have been, and can feel their frustrations and concerns. This is called "compassion".
I suppose some need a forum to advance themselves. Some need a forum for help. Some need a forum just to "blow and go". We all have different needs. I have a need to show compassion to others, so I post. My knowledge is just sitting there helping no one, which to me seems to be a waste of the years I've spent learning computers and their operating systems.
I do not post because I have a need to be better or greater than others, I post because of those who need help.
Donald L McDaniel