Captive: The first free NTFS read/write filesystem for GNU/Linux

Jason Shein jason-gaRZxGPHtpBxZtjKW1aY+1aTQe2KTcn/ at
Tue Dec 2 17:06:23 UTC 2003

This ought to be interesting to see how stable this is. I dont think I 
will be testing this too soon on critical systems, but it is definitely 
something to watch.

Project implements the first full read/write free access to NTFS disk 
drives. You can mount your Microsoft Windows NT, 200x or XP partition as 
a transparently accessible volume for your GNU/Linux.

This compatibility was achieved in the Wine way by using the original 
Microsoft Windows ntfs.sys driver. It emulates the required subsystems 
of the Microsoft Windows kernel by reusing one of the original 
ntoskrnl.exe, ReactOS parts, or this project's own reimplementations, on 
a case by case basis. Project includes the first open source MS-Windows 
kernel API for Free operating systems. Involvement of the original 
driver files was chosen to achieve the best and unprecedented filesystem 
compatibility and safety.

As opposite to other projects this is currently the only software 
supporting the full read/write access including the possibility to 
create/delete files, modify directories etc.

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        And decide to replace them with something stronger"
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