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Ext2Fsd: EXT3/EXT4 Support Now Works On Windows 8

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Published on 18 June 2014 04:09 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes.

A Phoronix reader pointed out in the forums that Ext2Fsd 0.52 was released last month. This recent update was the first release since 2011 and thus brought a fair amount of changes.

Ext2Fsd 0.52 brings Windows 8 support, force-writing support, numerous bug-fixes, and supports many of the EXT3/4 file-system features under Windows. Features still missing from this open-source EXT file-system driver for Windows includes journalling support, extents support, perforance improvements, LVM support, and other functionality.

Those wishing to learn more about this open-source driver to support the EXT3 and EXT4 file-systems under Windows, visit Ext2Fsd.com.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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