Tuxera — a provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Mac, Linux, Android and other platforms — has released a new version of its Tuxera NTFS for Mac loaded with full 64-bit support, extended attributes, and other improvements.

Apple’s latest Mac Pro computers, released in mid-August, are the first to have the Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) operating system installed in 64-bit kernel mode. Tuxera follows Apple’s direction with the revamped NTFS file system application that is guaranteed to work with future Macs, says CEO Mikko Välimäki.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac allows Mac users to read and write in Windows-format. The software is compatible with virtualization and encryption solutions including Parallels Desktop, VmWare Fusion and TrueCrypt.

“This is a major upgrade for Tuxera NTFS for Mac,” says Välimäki. “We have worked hard to rebuild ‘under the hood’ functionality to be fully compatible with 64-bit and are pleased with the performance throughput,” stated, Tuxera CEO. There are also several other improvements ranging from a simpler installation process to new features only available from Tuxera such as full support for extended attributes. We remain fully committed to providing Mac users the best-of-class file system compatibility to the Windows world.”

The new Tuxera NTFS for Mac version 2010.10 can be downloaded from http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/. An update is free-of-charge to previously registered customers.