[Techtalk] writing to ntfs?
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Sat Feb 7 02:44:13 EST 2004
On Saturday 07 February 2004 00:22, Yaroslav Fedevych wrote:
> Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> >>The solution is that you should keep a FAT32 partition for shared data...
> > Yaroslav, unless you can confirm otherwise, I going to assume that your
> > comments are directed at the the Linux-NTFS project, which is the well
> > known one, and has always(?) stated that write support was experimental.
> Yes, I meant Linux-NTFS project (hmmm, yanked out of RH9.0?). As far as
> I can see, Captive has another pitfall: you must be an authorized user
> of Winbloze to use it. Although in my country it's not forbidden to do
> reverse engineering, I still have to pay $$$ to use Captive -- the cost
> of Windows, if I want to remain lawful.
Yes, my reading of the webste is that this is the case, and this does mean
that it is certainly not true free software. But in 99% of the cases where
someone is going to use it, they _will_ already have Windows installed on the
same system, and so the licensing issue is not really a huge problem. (Why
else would you have an NTFS partition around?)
It does however mean that it can't be easily distributed as a single
'packaged' product by companies like RedHat, SuSE or groups like Debian.
Canberra, Australia (UTC +11 hrs)
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