"As you faithful Enterprise Networking Planet readers know,
Knoppix is a great all-purpose rescue CD for both Linux and
Windows. A few months ago you read about using Knoppix to run a
virus-scanner on Windows machines. The advantages of this are
getting the most current virus definitions, running the scan from a
guaranteed clean disk, memory-resident nasties are not present, and
it's free of cost. However, it has one major downside--Linux
support for writing to NTFS filesystems is not reliable. It's hard
to say what percentage of Windows systems use NTFS, which is used
by Windows NT/2000/XP, but it's sizable, so having full read/write
access from outside Windows is essential.
"As usual, events move quickly in Linux-land. Behold the Captive
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