[SOLVED] As safe to write NTFS as FAT32 at this point?
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I remember years ago, probably around the early Fedora Core releases if not Red Hat, NTFS support was spotty and risked corruption, certainly at least compared to FAT32. Since I wanted the option to share files between OSes - i.e., documents, I stuck them on a FAT partition, and as such could access them from within Windows and Fedora.
I know a lot has changed, and as I sit here staring at my Windows 8 machine and preparing to partition my drive so I can install Fedora 18, I return to this question. At this point, are there any advantages to having FAT32 over NTFS - stability, reliability, speed? Since I've become more accustomed to having these files on their own partition for a while now, perhaps the better question is, are there any disadvantages to using FAT32 over NTFS specifically in a Linux environment?
I've considered moving these files to my Fedora file system, but want the flexibility to be able to access them in Windows without any difficulties or complications.
Awesome, you guys rock. Thank you. I guess I was still stuck with a RH9 wariness of NTFS. I use Fedora about 99.9% of the time (I think I've booted into Windows like 5 times in the last 2 years, and it was because I needed to fix a program running under Wine), but I like to keep Windows there just "in case."