Disk on Key slowly getting smaller

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 15:46:43 UTC 2008

On 09/03/2008, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/3/9, Seakat <seakat at orange.fr>:
> > Gene and other Kubuntu'ers
>  >  The only good reason for using a FAT partition with Linux is that you sometimes use Windows, right (or perhaps your camera gives you no choice)?
>  >  So for anyone who has lost data on a FAT or other Windows partition (like me!), there is a good free Windows application for undeleting files, called Handy Recovery http://www.handyrecovery.com/ . As soon as you notice the problem, try very hard to avoid writing anything to the partition until you've run the application.
>  >
>  >  Cheers, seakat
>  >
> Remember this is a linux mail list and people running linux and we are not
>  used to pay for our software.
>  Handy Recovery is not what i call a free software.The trial version can recover
>  one file per day and that is not a option if you have some 100+ files on your
>  camera flash card.

Not true. I am a Linux user, and I have absolutely no problem paying
for software. I payed for Opera when it cost money, and I'll pay for
Photoshop the day it becomes available. I'll probably pay for quicken
as well.

It's FUD like you mention that prevents businesses from porting
software to Linux, in fact, that's the reason that they write software
for Windows in the first place. If your ideals or your wallet dictate
that you will only use FOSS software, that's fine. But don't think
that you represent everybody, because you don't, and you hurt the
community by trying to represent the community in a way that it does
not want to be represented.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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