Came across this
rather informative posting about different filesystems for
cross-platform use. One interesting possibility is UDF (“Universal Disk
Format”), which is how DVDs are usually formatted. It turns out it is
useful not just for read-only media but read/write as well. There is
widespread built-in support for it on Linux, OS X and Windows, albeit
with some limitations in the proprietary OSes (as usual).
It can even work on flash drives, though there may be some issues with
the hardware layout being optimized for FAT32 or other antiquated
Alternatively, the article mentions a number of choices for accessing
Linux filesystems on Windows:
Disclaimer: I haven’t tried any of these.
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