Open Source NTFS driver for linux with Read and Write support



Linux has full support for so many file systems. Fat32, which is the filesystem of the Win98 and ME systems has had full read-write support as long as I can remember, but NTFS has not. In fact, NTFS has had read-only support in the main open source driver, but NO write support. (Or at least VERY limited and risky write support.) There was the captive ntfs project which used Windows own NTFS driver, but…. it looks like we’re getting very close to a true open source, read write NTFS driver for linux (and really, for any other OS that wants to implement it.)


ntfs-3g is actively looking for testers… They’ve already tried it on a diverse set of newly created and pre-existing ntfs partitions and are looking to find people skilled at “breaking things” to find errors. Thus far, it appears as though they’ve had good results.

This is a really important development, if for no other reason than the increased windows filesystem compatibility.

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