Accessing Windows files

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Aug 26 08:34:59 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-08-26 at 00:38 -0700, Twaha Daudi wrote:
> Hello all,
> Good day,
> I have problem on how can I access the files located on Windows Xp
> from Ubuntu Desktop?.

> I have googled and found this software
> (  but the link is dead.Is there
> any other options?.

This is the "Ext2 Installable File System For Windows", with which you
can access linux partitions (more specifically, ext2 and ext3
filesystems) from Windows, not the other way around. The site is here:

> Is there opens source similar to visio(MS)?.
> I will appreciate for your help
Googling for the words linux and visio gives many options. You may get
even better results when you use this google page to search: (you can then also omit the search term

Kivio and dia are probably as close as you can get, here are some links.
All these can be installed in Ubuntu with menu Applications ->
Add/Remove or menu System -> Administration -> Synaptic. (this is from the KDE desktop project
which Kubuntu uses, but you can also install and use it in Ubuntu) uses the Gnome desktop (Ubuntu), but again can
also be used in Kubuntu. is a scalable vector graphics editor, which may be
a handy additional tool. Draw may also be an option, depending on your needs. (If
you use Ubuntu, start it with Alt+F2, then enter oodraw in the run
dialog. There seems to be no launcher in the menu for Draw, at least on
my Ubuntu 7.10 testing version. If you want, you can add one anyway.)

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