Without patents we would have trade secrets.
Then outlaw trade secrets by requiring that the schematic diagram, source code, recipe, etc, of anything sold to the public must be made public.
What, in your opinion, makes NTFS a pain in your ass?
For example performance with very large files.
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] ddrescue. NTFS-3g eating 100%. Solved by switching to ext3
I had a ddrescue imaging to a file on an ntfs partition (mounted with ntfs-3g) on a USB drive on Ubuntu 9.04 LiveCD. It was going slower and
slower, although number of errors was not increasing. I tried all the ddrescue options I could find, but nothing helped - it was working for 5 days already and was slowing down so much so it would never end. By the time I stopped it it copied 112Gb out of 223Gb.
Then I noticed that ntfs-3g was eating 100% cpu. So, I created an ext3 partition on the same USB drive, copied my image file and log there and restarted ddrescue.
Boy! it finished in a couple of hours!
Never trust an operating system.