I have a question about the difference between 'ntfs' and 'ntfs-3g' in the filesystem type field in the /etc/fstab file. My Linux distribution is Xubuntu; I suppose the answer may well vary between distros.
My question is basically which is best to use in which contexts. It seems that most websites tell you to use 'ntfs-3g', which is a FUSE driver for NTFS under linux. From some searching around it seems to be the case that 'ntfs' (without the -3g part) typically refers to a kernel driver, rather than the ntfs-3g userland driver. The only problem with that is that I've been using 'ntfs' in my fstabs rather than 'ntfs-3g', while a check of /proc/filesystems doesn't show any listing for ntfs.
Can anyone shed some light on what the precise difference in semantics (if there is any) is between 'ntfs' and 'ntfs-3g'? Is it safe to assume that if mount sees 'ntfs' it will search for a driver which supports that type of filesystem and find the ntfs-3g driver if it's installed?
EDIT: I forgot to add that 'ntfs' has worked whenever I've used it -- I was simply curious as to the answer, and I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something iffy.