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[2]: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by cyclops on Mon 8th Jan 2007 10:31 UTC 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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RE[4]: Ubuntu=Windows Convert
by cyclops on Mon 8th Jan 2007 15:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu=Windows Convert"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

I'm not sure what your point is. I think your an excellent example of an Ubuntu user. Part time linux user.

"but I had some problems with videocard support on some systems and the showstopper at home it would not print ot my HP PSC all-in-one."

You clearly didn't buy either hardware with Open-source drivers in mind and yet claim to be a long time convert. Its the tail wagging the dog.

The ubuntu stuff extends further than a couple of binary drivers, have a look at some of the fendora blogs.

Their is nothing to be ashamed of being, by being an Ubuntu user. One of things about Linux is the choice, and I believe that people generally move towards a distribution that *suits* them for a multitude of reasons.

Off topic
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Mac users have a lot to be smug about having good MAC hardware compatibility, but they pay a premium for it.

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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Yes an excellent example of not listening to what I had to say:

"but I had some problems with videocard support on some systems and the showstopper at home it would not print ot my HP PSC all-in-one."

You clearly didn't buy either hardware with Open-source drivers in mind and yet claim to be a long time convert. Its the tail wagging the dog.

The videocard problems were on work systems which I had not chosen and which Hoary claimed to support. While my HP PSC printer had been specifically chosen for its open drivers and good Linux support. So much for your understanding of what I wrote and knowledge of what printers are well supported for Linux.

What I object to is the emergence of snide ill argued attacks on the distro and its users just because it has become popular.

The ubuntu stuff extends further than a couple of binary drivers, have a look at some of the fendora blogs.

What fendora blogs (sic) - what "stuff" and URL's please.

Stop the unsubstantiated innuendo. Enough of this idiocy !

Edited 2007-01-08 20:18

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