[CentOS] virtualization on the desktop a myth, or a reality?

Thu Mar 3 12:03:46 UTC 2011
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

Kevin K wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2011, at 6:38 AM, Always Learning wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 19:18 -0800, Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
>>> It far and away already has.  Dual-booting is a bastard compromise which
>>> forces you to select between altnernative OSs, doesn't allow for
>>> simultaneous access to features (and storage) of both, and generally
>>> necessitates use of some low-standard transfer storage partition (e.g.:
>>> vfat).
>> My dual-booting, actually tri-booting, with Vista (ugh!), Centos
>> (brilliant) and Fedora 14 (not keen and a bit seriously buggy) allows me
>> in Linux to access and change the file space content used by the other
>> two operating systems.  Surely that constitutes simultaneous access to
>> storage?
> If you are tri-booting, how are you accessing the file systems of the
> other OS's "at the same time"?  Don't you have to reboot to change
> OS's?

I think Paul's point was that ntfs-3g provides write access to NTFS, so 
you no longer have to use a vfat transfer partition to exchange files 
between linux and ms windows.