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November 30, 2010
Mount Mac And Windows Filesystems In Linux
By Taylor Gillespie
As most offices are mixed platform environments these days, with more Apple products and Linux desktops co-existing with Windows boxes, there was a time when converter applications had to translate files one by one into a format, understandable to each respective system.

The Linux kernel as of 2.2 has supported NTFS, the filesystem that Windows uses, and on Debian systems, such as Ubuntu, there are the Apple developed mkfs and fsck for HFS+, the filesystem Apple uses. Setting up Linux to mount and access Mac and Windows filesystems so that Linux uses them natively with full read, write operations can be a chore, especially for mounting Apple devices. Third-party drivers and software packages make the process more seamless and more manageable.

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