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Mount Ext2/Ext3 Linux volumes in the Finder
Authored by: tempel on Jul 16, '09 08:56:37AM

There is another alternative: ExtFS from Paragon Software.

I've bought their NTFS file system for Mac OS and found it solid.

Paragon appears to have a lot of experience on the Windows side already, so their FS drivers are well tested in that regard.

They offer a 10 day trial, and it's not expensive, either.



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Mount Ext2/Ext3 Linux volumes in the Finder
Authored by: mmnw on Jul 16, '09 01:50:20PM

While I have tried neither, Paragon nor fuse-ext2, I think $39,95 is expensive. In my time on the mac I came across multiple ntfs drives, but only one with ext. I did use an Ubuntu live cd that one time to access the drive. The 5 minutes to reboot is still cheaper than paying $40 ...

I did try Paragons NTFS driver once (which is cheaper btw) and compared it with the MacFuse ntfs-3g driver. While I had no complains about Paragons solution, I had none about nfts-3g either. So I did stick with ntfs-3g, nothing beats free. So I'm looking forward to a free solution for an exotic problem, which does not justify paying money (at least not for most of us).



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