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How much Windows is ontopic? we decided a while ago that cygwin is ontopic because there isn't usually much difference. But is this question about reading Linux filesystems from a windows system ontopic?

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Well, I was surprised to see indecision; in my mind this is clearly off-topic. It's a for a Windows program; the fact that the Windows program will be interacting with Linux data doesn't really matter to me. I won't close it since mattdm was of the opposite opinion, but call it a vote to close for me

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    Seconded. At work, I'm often the go-to guy for Linux, and people might ask me how to read NTFS on Linux. There's a colleague who's the go-to guy for Windows, and people might ask him how to read ext2 on Windows. So the question belongs on a Windows site. May 24 '11 at 15:32
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I'm inclined to be inclusive; it is about Linux-standard filesystems, after all. It's likely that Linux/Unix experts who have worked in a heterogeneous environment are the best-suited to give a good answer.

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  • but isn't superuser and serverfault more the site's for "heterogeneous" environments? May 24 '11 at 14:38
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    Well, the first part is the important thing to me — it is about Linux filesystems.
    – mattdm
    May 24 '11 at 14:58
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I'm personally torn on this I can actually see this being interesting to Unix and Linux people, but the fact remains outside of these being Linux filesystems I don't see that this has anything to do with Linux or Unix.

I think if I could vote on the question without it it immediately closing it, I'd vote to close it as offtopic.

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