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    The real reason for ctrl-alt-del to login on Windows

    It's a huge conspiracy to annoy Linux users!

    Actually, it's a sad statement of how much I have to use Windows at work. I'm so used to ctrl-alt-deleting before I type in my username and password that I just did it at home after a reboot (removed a drive) and naturally rebooted again. I need to start lobbying to see if I can get Linux on my desktop at work. There's nothing I do that it can't handle, better than Windows in most cases.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share my semi-amusing act of MS-induced stupidity to brighten your day.

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    I carry a pen drive that has 7 Linux Live Cd distros inside. When I need a an injection of Linux at work I reboot my Xp machine and boot up my pen drive. It is more refreshing than a cup of coffee.

    MS Windows doesn't bother me much because I could carry as much Linux as I want in a USB hard disk, a pen drive or a RW DVD. We can mount the Windows partitions to read them and write them as we please.
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    At my work, we have Sysadmins, like me, that boot to Linux and then run Win XP from a VMware virtual machine, just because of work stuff. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saikee
    MS Windows doesn't bother me much because I could carry as much Linux as I want in a USB hard disk, a pen drive or a RW DVD. We can mount the Windows partitions to read them and write them as we please.
    I must have missed some news; since when is it possible to fully access NTFS partitions?

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    Forgot what I wanted to say concerning the original post. Read somewhere that Ctrl+Alt+Del at login is supposed to be some "protection mechanism" hindering crackers to enter your box.
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    Read somewhere that Ctrl+Alt+Del at login is supposed to be some "protection mechanism" hindering crackers to enter your box.
    This is correct. It's a hold over from the old days of NT4. In old consumer versions like Win95 and 98, the three finger salute had very different behavior.
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    Parcival,

    Are you not happy with ntfs-3g?
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    Quote Originally Posted by klackenfus
    At my work, we have Sysadmins, like me, that boot to Linux and then run Win XP from a VMware virtual machine, just because of work stuff. Just a thought.
    Yeah, there are people in my department that do something similar, although I think they're just VNCing into Windows and they're running on AIX I think. I need to investigate this further when I get a manager again (been without for 3 or 4 months now).

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    I just brought my own system into work... I should have a supported Linux box loaded and configured the way I want in another month or two!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saikee
    Are you not happy with ntfs-3g?
    Never heard of it before, obviously I did miss the news.

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    The ntfs-3g is shipped with many distros now and has been regarded stable and reliable for "writing" on ntfs partitions.

    If you download the current version of Slax you will find the ntfs partitions are automounted and you can do drag and drop in the desktop without knowing anything about ntfs-3g. Most distros require you to mount it though with filing type "ntfs-3g".
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