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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RE: "Ubuntu #1 article"
by happycamper on Mon 8th Jan 2007 05:28 UTC in reply to ""Ubuntu #1 article""
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/* I think, for there to be a good "ubuntu killer"(take this lightheartedly), competing distros must really crank up the support(or rather the users of the distro must).*/

According to distrowatch, OpenSUSE linux is not far behind from ubuntu. 2007 might the year for Opensuse.

Edited 2007-01-08 05:34

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RE[2]: "Ubuntu #1 article"
by macisaac on Mon 8th Jan 2007 14:45 in reply to "RE: "Ubuntu #1 article""
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That's a good point of comparison, openSUSE as compared to Ubuntu. Both are decent enough distros, but as most who've used Debian for any extensive period of time, Ubuntu doesn't really bring much fundamentally new and different to the table. It's really just a somewhat polished desktop oriented debian derivative. The things most _new_ users will point to as it's strengths (particularly its package management) are debian through and through. Importantly, in terms of doing stuff that's moderately complex, I've found Ubuntu no easier than most other distros out there.

openSUSE on the other hand, now they actually do something other than rebranding other folks work. You'd think stuff like YaST and company would get more notice from the "it just works" camp of thinking. Easy tasks are still easy, and not so easy tasks become less cumbersome and daunting when you have the right tools at hand. (mind you, I'm well aware the SUSE folk have had some stinkers in there as well, the bustificated zmd stuff in 10.1 easily comes to mind...)

I think other posters largely got it right, it's excellent marketing, a rather vocal user base (yes, this does get annoying for the rest of us...), and the availability of "copy and paste" wiki sites for Ubuntu that have made it what it is. Not to forget of course the solid Debian underpinning which really makes Ubuntu what it is.

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