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=Windows Convert
by Almindor on Mon 8th Jan 2007 09:10 UTC 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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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

As I pointed out earlier in this thread:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=16883&comment_id=199355

I think it is experiences like mine that is responsible for the conversion of a very large number of existing Linux users to Ubuntu.

many Ubuntu users are are Linux users with various amounts of experience that have switched to Ubuntu. One of the advantages that make Ubuntu such a good distribution to use is the community support. This support is not primarily coming from Canonical employees but mostly from experienced Linux users who now use Ubuntu as their distribution.

I too: 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...

Which is why when I buy my next system specifically to run Feisty on, I will be purchasing one with an Intel motherboard and their on board graphics chipset so I can run all the new 3D goodies with a free video driver. The decision about inclusion of binary drivers by default for some videocards is a complex one, but I for one am prepared to wait and see how it plays out. I think it is only fair to include Mark Shuttleworths views here:

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/84

I always use the term it just works because of the smug superior tone Mac OSX fans take when they use it. I feel that it is time to turn it back in their face as we now have a Linux distro that by and large just works.

We may be too dumb to install Debian but we are not all simple Windows converts.

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