I posted this question in an Australian forum. The moderator got so offended that my "thread" was stopped. When I googled the research, etc, ... I got the message that Linux is trying to get up to speed with NTFS. Current Linux file systems are designed for multi-server reliability, not for small biz or home users, who might also want other features: compression, long-complex-filenames, small-clusters, password-security, etc. Does anyone know? Or are the Linux fanatics going to close this thread done - again?