Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Jan 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives. Additionally, one more FS-related article (How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data), and one Ubuntu (Why Ubuntu Is Number One).
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RE: Why Ubuntu Is Number One
by ubit on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:32 UTC in reply to "Why Ubuntu Is Number One"
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I agree that the community plays a huge factor in Ubuntu--but that does come from Ubuntu's ease of use, because like Youtube, if it didn't provide an inherent value of "easy Linux", people wouldn't use it. For instance this thread started in the Ubuntu forums a few months ago, about installing Ubuntu from Windows using a .exe file to make a loopback ext3, with no need for even restarting to boot into a CD (Talk about lazy ;) ), and best part: NO PARTITIONING, probably the scariest thing about trying a Linux variety.

Then we got this prototype for download. I'm eager to test out on my other PC that is pretty much Windows only because of family. From what I see so far, you download the 1.35mb exe, double click, go through one page of settings and then it opens a bittorrent connection to download Ubuntu, and will hopefully install. I'm still waiting on the download right now...

And of course there's the many utilities that Ubuntu users have coded in response to community demand or to scratch an itch (including Alacarte menu editor that was finally included in base Gnome 2.16 after being in Ubuntu for a while, Xorg-edit ( ), etc.)

Edited 2007-01-07 20:51

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