On this particular workstation i use removable hard disk enclosures for different operating systems
that i use when needed. Most the time I'm in Ubuntu, but when i need to use a program (certain ebooks,
and active x scripted web applications) made specific for windows, I run Windows XP Professional
in VMware server. Once in a while that set up is not sufficient (adobe premiere for video capturing
and editing, active sync, etc..), so i pop in a hard disk with a native windows installed.
As i stated i use removable hard disk for the operating systems, but i do have a large SATA hard
disk which is used for capturing and editing large audio and video files, virtual machines, and
basic initial storage which frees up space on my home partition for all the other operating
systems and applications i download.
The main reason for the NTFS partition for Windows Xp is for capturing video in an avi format for
editing and exporting in different formats. I still would also like to learn some of the linux video
editing application (cinelerra, jahshaka, avidmux, etc....) to do some video editing in Ubuntu,
hence the quest for NTFS access from within linux.