Re: Windows Succeeds where Linux fails.
From: rapskat (rapskat_at_gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 23:45:16 -0400
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> Linux failed to repair my borked NTFS partition. Commercial Windows
> software came to the rescue and gave me back all my vacation pics.
The real issue here is how exactly did your NTFS partition get "borked" in
the first place?
NTFS is WinNT/XP's native filesystem, and yet Windows still manages to
fsck it up? But somehow in your twisted mind it is Linux's failure because
it cannot recover the data on the partition formatted in a closed,
proprietary filesystem when the OS of that filesystem manages to
completely trash its OWN NATIVE FILESYSTEM!
What any salient person would be asking themselves is, why do things like
this occur? If it's not hardware at fault, then what reason is there for
a platform, under regular circumstances, to totally screw it's own native
filesystem to the point that it cannot recover the data on it without
resorting to third party utilities.
And isn't it telling that you had to use a commercial product to recover
your data where WINDOWS failed to do so? That means that another company
understands NTFS better than the very company that developed it!
Your post is not in any way damning to Linux or OSS, but it is very
condemning of the quality of M$ products. You need to think about that
next time you trust your precious data to substandard software.
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