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Old 05-17-07, 01:29 PM   #37
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Default Re: Thinking of trying Linux...

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Originally Posted by evilghost
Windows can recognize the ext3 partition via the use of a separate driver. As FYI, the ext3 filesystem manages fragmentation to the point that there is no need to defragment, another benefit of Linux.

http://www.fs-driver.org/

ext3 is essentially ext2 with a journal.
I hope you were responding to grey_1, because most of that was greek to me. I got the fragmentation part; I had heard this previously. Are you presented with filesystem choices during install, as you are w/Windows? So I would just choose "ext3?"
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