NTFS support gets a significant boost in Linux kernel 5.15

A new NTFS patch is coming to the Linux kernel that will bring much-needed relief to Linux system administrators everywhere. Linus Torvalds had something to say about it.

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The Linux kernel has included NTFS support for some time. However, up until now, working with NTFS filesystems on Linux has been a bit of a headache. One of the biggest issues with NTFS support in the Linux kernel to date has been fully functioning read/write support. The old captive NTFS driver hasn’t been maintained for quite a while, and the NTFS-3G driver from Tuxera is far too slow for acceptable use (especially for enterprise use cases). So, a new driver has been needed for some time.

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That’s where Paragon comes in. The company has had a functioning NTFS…

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