Reading and writing Windows and Linux file formats under Mac OS - what works?


macrumors regular
Original poster
May 15, 2009
Hi guys!

I am curious - and before I attempt something that could go wrong - what is the state of reading and writing foreign file formats under Mac OS?

For a long time e.g. NTFS has been readable under Linux, but recently in my Mandriva 2009.1 "spring" powerpack, I found out that now it can also write NTFS - without having to install xtra softwaredrivers and with no warnings as were usual.. seem to work fine..

How is it on Mac OS - can it read and write NTFS? How about Ext3 Linux format??

( I have a lot of data in these formats that I would to migrate to my new MBP :) )


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