Re: dual boot with windows xp and suse linux 9.0
thats whatthe DCOM components are, they are designed by SUN to ensure cross compatibility between machines when networked, and account for big endian and little endian technology being in place, since windows only runs on i386 (Big endian) machines there isn't really the need for support of formats intended for different architectures.
Big endian and little endian are terms used to desribed the order bits are saved in. with either the first half of the word being stored in the lowest memery location, or the last half of the word being stored in the lowest memoery location.
Unlike the EX2 filesystem NTFS is a secuer file system that makes use of file streams to encrypt data for security reasons, security through obscurity is not an ideal situation, but giving away details of what is currently the most trusted and secure file system would be stupid...
You wouldn't give everyone the keys to your house and just expect them not to come in, well it's the same with secure file systems, people have sensative data, you don' just give away the secrets to extracting that data, and trust that nobody will steal it.