Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jul 2006 02:24 UTC
Linux Finally Linux has got full read-write open source NTFS support! Preliminary benchmarks show that the still unoptimized driver already sometimes twice as fast as ext3 and 20-50 faster than the commercial Paragon NTFS. Interestingly Captive NTFS, which uses the native Windows NTFS driver, fails all benchmarks with file loss.
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RE: Microsoft wins again
by smashIt on Sat 15th Jul 2006 11:13 UTC in reply to "Microsoft wins again"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

You are right that ms won again.
but to be honest: I would realy like ntfs to become the next fat. it is a great fs with most of the modern features. we must get rid of fat asap. and imo ntfs is the only thing (besides befs) that can do it.
lets face it, reiser is to fragile, ext to basic, and xfs&co are just overkill.

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RE[2]: Microsoft wins again
by kaiwai on Sat 15th Jul 2006 11:42 in reply to "RE: Microsoft wins again"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You are right that ms won again.
but to be honest: I would realy like ntfs to become the next fat. it is a great fs with most of the modern features. we must get rid of fat asap. and imo ntfs is the only thing (besides befs) that can do it.
lets face it, reiser is to fragile, ext to basic, and xfs&co are just overkill.


An alternative could be either HFS+, which is opensource or ZFS, either via a port of the CDDL source code, or someone reimplementing it in a clean room re-implementation under GPL.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Seconding HFS+ here (odd, I was thinking about it only a couple of days ago) ;)

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RE[3]: Microsoft wins again
by dvhh on Mon 17th Jul 2006 01:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft wins again"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

then there must be free drivers for these filesystem (ZFS,HFS+ or anothr one) for win32.

More frankly, if ntfs drivers is shipped with the next macOX iteration, NTFS would become the de facto standard for file transfers (would you tell the adverage joe to download and install drivers to read you usb key and that he must have administrator right to do so ?).

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