[SATLUG] RE: [Fwd: Re: Which Linux is for You?]
e2eiod at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 18:01:37 CST 2006
On 12/19/06, Shawn Bender <sbender at humana.com> wrote:
> Now That is interesting! I was a beta tester for Xandros 4.. It really is
> the best that I have used.. AFTER you apply the SP1 update that is!
> I have a no-name laptop with an off the wall brand wireless..
> Kubuntu,PCLinux,SimplyMepis did not detect the card nor was I able to
> configure it..
> I thru Xandros on it.. ran the updates and bingo! It saw it and I was able
> to create a wireless connection. Now you throw in the reading AND writing
> to NTFS.. Ill stick to Xandros. In fact Ill bring the home premium install
> disks to the next install fest if anyone wants me too. The funny thing?
> The "It just seems to work" is the unofficial motto for Xandros.
> Shawn Bender
"Now you throw in the reading AND writing to NTFS.. Ill stick to Xandros."
How robust is this? Reading is a no-brainer but writing is another
world on another planet in a galaxy in a cosmos still being created.
What's the catch?
Answered my own question partially. It is not free. And the NTFS
feature is in the "Premium" package. An $80 list value.
More interesting the file system is now ext3 only, according to
DistroWatch. ReiserFS has been dropped.
How things change when you only look at them once a year. Jan
Kratochvil claims to have NTFS write working under FUSE for the 2.6.14
kernel using his free product "Captive".
An interesting update read at Wikipedia on "Captive NTFS":
Is this Wikipedia post true or Microsoft FUD?
It would be great if the NTFS free stuff works and survives.
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