Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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NTFS...
by Will Rather Nottell on Tue 8th Oct 2002 11:01 UTC

... is pretty much impossible to work with under Linux. It has to be compiled into the kernel, and no major Linux distribution has dared doing that yet. Let me quantize a bit over it: Normally, features that don't work quite as well as one could wish are labeled "Experimental", but NTFS support is (as the only thing, iirc) dubbed as "DANGEROUS". Data corruption *will* occur (even if mounted as read-only, last time I checked). It all stems from the fact that MS has never released any specs for NTFS, so the developers are flying blind (sound familiar?).