A story at LinuxWorld deals with the crucial issue of accessing Windows files from Linux. "Anyone who uses both Linux and Windows knows the problem. You need a couple of files that are on the Windows partition, but
you forgot to copy them to a floppy or to the server before rebooting to Linux. Wouldn't it be great if you could just access those
files from Linux, you think, as you prepare yourself for two more reboots.
As it turns out, there are a number of ways to solve that problem. You can mount your Windows partitions under Linux and you can
access your ext2 filesystems under Windows."