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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Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by cyclops on Sun 7th Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
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Ubuntu is number 1...but it has little to do with any of the points in the article. I would say that all of the points are covered better by other distributions.

Having tried several Distributions. *I* find the differences quite small. The real differences are GTK+ or QT or which file manager I use. For me its the applications I choose to install. The only other thing I *could* find as a real difference is the package manager. Linux is Linux, X is X, Bash is Bash.

The reality of Ubuntu is that mainly due to marketing its attracted a *New* Linux user. Basically someone looking for a new windows, and has found it pretty good, because Linux+X+WM+Free Apps is pretty good, but more than that Ubuntu has pandered to these new Linux converts...partially done drivers, binary drivers, unstable packages. The ideology(sic) of Ubuntu is to get gain marketshare as rapidly as possible, and its working.

Someone please put this better.

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