midgleyne wrote:I've been using ntfs-3g on my Ubuntu desktops at home and have had no problems reading to and writing from NTFS partitions. It's a part of the extra repositories as of Feisty Fawn 7.04. Also, I've encountered no problems due to usage rights, but that is an interesting question about encrypted files.
NTFS drivers have been included with the linux kernel source for a couple of years. They are marked as experimental, and are not included in binary form on most distributions. If you compile your kernel / modules, and select the EXPERIMENTAL flag, you should see read / write NTFS as a filesystem option on ALL linux distributions.
I have used NTFS with linux a few times without problems. I have not played with permissions or whatnot, but I haven't run into problems with them either. In my experience, 'EXPERIMENTAL', if included in the stable releases is much more stable than most 'beta' software from commercial companies. NOT so stable I would use it on a production system, but stable enough that unless you do something strange, you aren't going to break it.
Besides, real men use HPFS