[CentOS] ntfs

Sun Dec 5 21:34:42 UTC 2010
Barry Brimer <lists at brimer.org>

> I've been following this thread, and I'm wondering: why bother with NTFS
> in the first place? If you have a mixed environment where you need
> Windows to access your external hard disk, you might as well format it
> with a FAT filesystem. Linux supports FAT natively, without making you
> jump through burning loops.

There could be many reasons why ntfs support is needed, such as reading a 
disk that is not your own.  Also, keep in mind that FAT has a 4 GB file 
size limit.