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    External Harddrive Filesystem type?

    I'm going to get my hands on a nice slim 160gig external usb drive and I'm wondering what I should set the filesystem to be for the contained hdd.

    I have a windows desktop, a macbook laptop, and a linux server/development machine. I will be needing to use the external harddrive for all three machines.

    I could:

    - Install FAT32 and forget about 4 gig files
    - Install NTFS and setup plugins for mac and linux
    - Install HFS and setup MacDrive on windows (but what about linux?)
    - Install EXT3 (linux) and figure out how to get windows and osx to work.

    If I was to install HFS (the mac filesystem) then will it work on Linux natively?

    If I was to install NTFS then I could get the mac plugins (there are some free ones out there), but is there something stable for linux?

    What do you guys suggest on doing?
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    I would go for NTFS for the widest possible support...

    http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
    http://www.paragon-software.com/ntfs_linux_index.html

    Both I have heard good things about (linux wise)

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    I use NTFS on my external HDD, then ntfs-3g for those non-windows systems to connect to it. Easy as pie, plus Ubuntu (forgot which version...) ntfs-3g is there by default.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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