[opensource] Linux vs. Windows (and using both)

AP Fritts fritts.11 at osu.edu
Wed Oct 25 15:14:15 EDT 2006

If you use the ntfsprogs (I run Gentoo Linux, the package is called
ntfsprogs, i don't know what it is for the rest of you cats) NTFS is
supported and I have not encountered a problem yet.  In linux, you use
ntfsmount PARTITION MOUNT-POINT -o uid=[your users UID...1000
maybe?],gid=[your users group ID...100 maybe??]

good luck!

On 10/25/06, Nate <natrik at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/25/06, BRIAN SWANEY <swaney.29 at osu.edu> wrote:
> > ...  Microsoft's security, however, resembles that of already digested
> > burritos, making it a risky choice. I value security, ....
> Already digested burritos aren't really all that awful on their way
> back up.  Swiss cheese, though ... Gross.
> I didn't read the whole thread here, but I scanned through enough to
> see Defender mentioned.  Here are some third party (non microsoft)
> freewares to tighten Windows security:
> Kerio Personal Firewall  (configurable per network, per port, per IP,
> per application) http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm
> AVG (AntiVirus, AntiSpyware)
> http://free.grisoft.com
> > but I'm not sure if Linux is for me (at least not right now), but I'm
> not sure.
> > What would you suggest for someone who has had a computer for only
> > 4-5 months, to return to Windows for simplicity sake, or continue with
> > Linux  for security and tough it out by learning the harder one in the
> > beginning (note that neither of the OS's content is deleted yet)?
> I use both ... Use Windows as you see fit.  Mess around with Linux
> when you have the time and inclination to break and fix and learn it.
> You don't have to choose only one flavor of ice cream either.   :o)
> If you use both, here's some software to make windows see ext2
> partitions so that you can get to your data (like /home or /media) in
> either OS.  (Two projects, use at your own risk):
> ext2-IFS  http://www.fs-driver.org/
> ext2fsd    http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/
> IT IS STRONGLY CAUTIONED not to access the root partition (the
> partition mounted at "/")  with windows -- all kinds of things will
> probably break.
> Of course Linux can kinda sorta deal with NTFS too, though I still
> don't trust write support.
> There's my 25¢
> -- Nate
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