Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Jan 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives. Additionally, one more FS-related article (How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data), and one Ubuntu (Why Ubuntu Is Number One).
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Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by cyclops on Sun 7th Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

Ubuntu is number 1...but it has little to do with any of the points in the article. I would say that all of the points are covered better by other distributions.

Having tried several Distributions. *I* find the differences quite small. The real differences are GTK+ or QT or which file manager I use. For me its the applications I choose to install. The only other thing I *could* find as a real difference is the package manager. Linux is Linux, X is X, Bash is Bash.

The reality of Ubuntu is that mainly due to marketing its attracted a *New* Linux user. Basically someone looking for a new windows, and has found it pretty good, because Linux+X+WM+Free Apps is pretty good, but more than that Ubuntu has pandered to these new Linux converts...partially done drivers, binary drivers, unstable packages. The ideology(sic) of Ubuntu is to get gain marketshare as rapidly as possible, and its working.

Someone please put this better.

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RE: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by Constantine XVI on Sun 7th Jan 2007 23:16 in reply to "Ubuntu=Windows Convert"
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

Gladly.
Embrace and Extend. Seriously. Ubuntu didn't get where it is by sticking to religious ideals. They did things that cater best to Windows users, and reached out with those (the embrace part). Then, they make it better and easier to where you don't want to do it any other way (extend).
Nothing different than MS has done with any of their major ventures (Xbox the most recent). Not to say it's a bad way of doing business either.

Full disclosure: this comment typed in Konqueror on Kubuntu 6.10, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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RE: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by Almindor on Mon 8th Jan 2007 09:10 in reply to "Ubuntu=Windows Convert"
Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

I don't know where you got your info from, but I tried various distroes and even FreeBSD and I can calmly say that for me Ubuntu is the most stable, yet, most cutting edge one. Deadly combo eh?

The thing is, they do bring new stuff in happily, but test them properly (most other distroes don't have the manpower to do so) which means no matter how new, they "just work" with the rest. Of course there is breakage here and there but it's much rarer than with arch, freeBSD or even debian unstable (comparing other debians isn't worth it since they are too slow moving).

It's this and ease of package management which keeps me on ubuntu (I'd rather be on freeBSD because it has so nicer base, but ports suck especially lately with all the X11R6, python25 and other f-ups + I don't want to waste CPU on compilation when I need new stuff)

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RE[2]: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by cyclops on Mon 8th Jan 2007 10:31 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu=Windows Convert"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7895189911.html
http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/12/binary_drivers.html
etc etc pick a search engine.

You can spot an Ubuntu user a mile away, they say things like BSD, Just Work, Practical, with little understanding of issues either idealogical or technical.

I haven't a good word to say about Ubuntu or its users. Cards on the table I think its poor compared to other distributions, and attracts an Anti-GPL crowd that are misguided enough to believe that their world would be better without it.

I care about stability, Open-source drivers, Love GPL3, support hardware vendors that have open source drivers, know the difference between CC vs BSD vs GPL vs Other and the benefits of each, understand DRM, Open-formats etc...but I'm well aware that for every one of me there are 1000's!? that don't, and Ubuntu is for them, and its a winner.

Its not *perceived* a loser OS for zealots and geeks. Its a mainstream Linux for the average user. Ubuntu crossed the divide, and for that it is the Number #1 Distribution, and rightfully so.

but seriously its not that different from any *insert name here* distribution.

Edited 2007-01-08 10:33

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