The File System, introduced with and later modified in 2000 to support compression. It was further enhanced in , , etc., but not that much - most of the new features (like encryption) have caused more trouble than they’re worth.

There are several kinds of support on :

  1. The base OS supports read-only access to NTFS volumes
  2. There has long been an open-source effort spanning a number of operating systems that has recently gone commercial and seems to have reached some sort of understanding with regarding the IPR involved.
  3. Paragon has long had a commercial driver that integrates (very) smoothly1 with the OS, including adding the appropriate options to for formatting disks and partitions.

  1. Which is why I ended up buying a license of their 7.0 software for one of my machines. Your mileage may vary. ↩︎

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