[conspire] Resizing NTFS
Edmund J. Biow
biow at bigfoot.com
Tue Oct 22 12:20:17 PDT 2002
Reportedly the newly released the Debian-based Xandros distribution (nee
Corel) includes the option to non-destructively repartition NTFS with a
"disk druid like utility."
I have no idea what the license status of the utility is. There is
apparently a mix of GPL and proprietary software on the single CD. Nor
do I know whether the ute will make a hash of your Windows partition.
Unfortunately, there are no free-as-in-beer downloads and the distro
runs $100. Jeez, I bought Corel Linux for only $25, complete with
manual & stuffed penguin doll.
Xandros comes with some other interesting features. There is Crossover
Office, which enables you to install Windows programs (again, not a
free-as-in-WINE program). Xandros also apparently has a Windows-like
Control Center that allows you to easily adjust display settings
(sometimes I want more flexibility than Ctrl+Alt+'+'). And you can
switch users in the GUI from the launch menu. For a newbie oaf like
myself, flailing about trying to make the transition to Linux it sounds
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