Originally Posted by seablade
For shared partitions you would be correct BT, however NTFS is MUCH better than FAT32 if you are talking about a strictly windows partition(Meaning only windows needs access to it).
I should have been more specific. I meant that you should never use NTFS as your native file system in linux. Obviously for windows ntfs is 100x better than fat32. I also know that you cannot currently use ntfs as your root file system, but it's possible (from what I know the kernel developers aren't including ntfs support in fear of ms retribution).
I just wanted to make the point that ntfs isn't journaling so things get messy pretty quickly.