Linux-Windows Interoperability Steps UP
Just discovered something and its really making me excited. As you know for quite a long time now .... Linux has only been able to read but NOT write to NTFS partitions. For anyone doing a dualboot (Windows & Linux) computer, if you wanted to be able to share files on your hard drives between both OSes .. u had to keep a FAT32 partition around. Some guys have been working on the issue but it wasn't stable ... requiring a checkdisk on the NTFS partition everytime Linux used it .... UNTIL now.
They guys at http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ announced they finally got a stable solution. Check it out.
I just tried it out on my Ubuntu 7.04 and boy ... it works like charm. There's an excellent howtwo at http://www.ubuntugeek.com/widows-ntfs-partitions-readwrite-support-made-...
This is really significant for the following reasons.
1. Now you can consolidate your documents in one partition and access and modify them from both OSes.
2. For music buffs ... when u rate and modify your mp3s from Linux, the tags can be embedded in the files and be available in the other OS.
3. We can kiss the insecure FAT32 good bye
4. This is really good for the Linux as a desktop replacement