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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Here's what Mike Harris of Red Hat had to say on the limbo/null mailing list about the state of NTFS support in Red Hat Linux:

The only problem right now really, is that Microsoft has patents on parts of NTFS technology and it is not clear if the Linux NTFS driver touches on any areas of Microsoft's patents.

This is a legal issue that needs looking into. We really do need to add NTFS support, but only once we're sure it is legal to do so without getting a team of Microsoft lawyers showing up on our doorstep.

Another issue, is NTFS tools. mkntfs aparently works, but we don't have other tools that would be nice to have. That is being worked on as I understand however.

This will solve itself in time I believe.