Windows XP has a small option called Run as command.. You can add similar option to Linux desktop to open or run file as root via a right click. The following tutorial explains how to add a context menu item that enables a Linux user to open files as the root user when browsing their file system using nautilus. This script feature allows the user to navigate their file system and open or edit any file or directory as the root user of the system. It’s a perfect solution for those that are not completely comfortable using terminal commands.
PC-BSD is a Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD.
The main aim is to be easy to install programs by using a graphical installation program, KDE – pre-installed graphical user interface.
PC-BSD does not use ports style package management, instead it use .pbi files. You can just double click on .pbi file to start installation wizard (just like Windows XP).
From the article:
Well, I thought it was about time I got around to doing this properly.
I’ve been using PC-BSD for approx. 10 Months so I’ve had enough time to see what life throws at me with it. My first install was 1.0 Release Canadate (RC) 1 and I currently run PC-BSD 1.2 (the current release) on my laptop and have a beta version of 1.3 installed on my desktop for testing. This will cover PC-BSD 1.2 and PC-BSD in general.
PC-BSD is primarly for desktops but makes a darn good laptop/workstation system. I won’t cover installation details as this is changing in future versions and often reviewed. My reviews sole interest is in a End User perspective.
Asked by Payal K.
Q. I would like to know – can I access Linux ext3 partitions from windows 2000 server (dual boot) or windows XP desktop, as I have tons of MP3 and video files downloaded under Linux.
A. It is true that you can easily access your Windows partitions from Linux. However with small free utility called Explore2fs you can easily access Linux ext3 or ext2 partitions too without any problem.
Does ext3 work with windows?
Short answer – Yes.
You can always get your favorite MP3/video or PDF file stored inside Linux ext3 file system. This utility works on
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME
- Windows NT 4.0
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
However please note that I don’t recommend to install this utility on a production Linux serer (if you have one) as it does not enforce security permission from windows operating system.One more thing before using this utility make sure you have a backup of all important data.
=> You can download Explore2fs, the WIN32 explorer for Linux ext2fs partitions here.
Read and Write access to Linux file system from Windows
As pointed out by Anonymous user you can use Ext2 Installable File System For Windows, which provide Complete reading and writing access to files and directories of volumes with the Ext2 or Ext3 file system. You can download the software here.