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).
Thread beginning with comment 199465
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: "Ubuntu #1 article"
by FunkyELF on Mon 8th Jan 2007 13:47 UTC in reply to ""Ubuntu #1 article""
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

I think Ubuntu's got it easy because the hardest work for the new linux user, using the command prompt, has been reduced to cutting and pasting commands from online tutorials.

I really think, Ubuntu, as an operating system is on par with a number of others, but it's the sheer user support it gets that keeps it floating on top, at least for now. 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).


I think Gentoo is there. I tried setting up MythTV on Ubuntu and ran into problems. I then tried it with Gentoo's howto on their Wiki with no problems.
And for copying and pasting commands, you should look at Gentoo's official docs and unofficial Wiki. Gentoo is usually the first to get howto's for new things. I remember they were one of the first for XGL/Beryl/AIGLX, booting Linux on the new Intel Macs, booting Linux on an (original) Xbox, booting Linux on the new Efika boards, they even have a howto for getting that Looking Glass thing working.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: "Ubuntu #1 article"
by Sphinx on Mon 8th Jan 2007 14:34 in reply to "RE: "Ubuntu #1 article""
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

I too find much more support and instructions on how-to do anything from building and using a cutting edge desktop that isn't released yet to embedded system porting. With gentoo everything is within reach.

Reply Parent Score: 2