Linked by Jon "TrekBoy" on Sun 1st Dec 2002 01:07 UTC
Linux Coming from a background of using MS-DOS for about 4 or 5 years exclusively (MS-Dos 4.1 or something) Being new to Linux and *nix in general I thought that I would want to learn from the "ground up". I did not want the bloat of Redhat or Mandrake but wanted something simple where I could learn the "stuff" of the OS.
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Best FS
by Fooks on Sun 1st Dec 2002 01:13 UTC

Just out of curiosity what is the best file system to use: Ext3, XFS, ReisferFS, or JFS (I had heard that XFS had no "backup FAT" or whatever it is"

That really depends on what you're doing. Personally I use ReiserFS for most of my partitions. The exception is my media server (audio/video) which uses XFS. Each FS has it strong and weak points. If you don't much care about choosing the best one I'd just go with the default one that your distro installs. They're all good enough for day to day use anyway.