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: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by Almindor on Mon 8th Jan 2007 09:10 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu=Windows Convert"
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2006-01-16

I don't know where you got your info from, but I tried various distroes and even FreeBSD and I can calmly say that for me Ubuntu is the most stable, yet, most cutting edge one. Deadly combo eh?

The thing is, they do bring new stuff in happily, but test them properly (most other distroes don't have the manpower to do so) which means no matter how new, they "just work" with the rest. Of course there is breakage here and there but it's much rarer than with arch, freeBSD or even debian unstable (comparing other debians isn't worth it since they are too slow moving).

It's this and ease of package management which keeps me on ubuntu (I'd rather be on freeBSD because it has so nicer base, but ports suck especially lately with all the X11R6, python25 and other f-ups + I don't want to waste CPU on compilation when I need new stuff)

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