Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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RE[3]: Comment by cerbie
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cerbie"
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You mean you've never tried using an aged NTFS partition with NTFS-3g, and had it either refuse to mount rw (with no easy-to-get-to ro option), or get corrupted? Not to mention annoying issues after writing when you actualy use NTFS' user-based file security. Asking how to mount is the right way for any alien FS that supports alien features, IMO.

I think what Michael was getting at is that Haiku currently asks the "Write/Read Only" question when you mount ANY filesystem other than the boot volume. That includes other BFS volumes, since Haiku is an Alpha OS and might contain bugs that could cause data corruption.

That's an interesting point, though. I hope they keep the option in for alien filesystems.

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