Why file systems if do not work for Linux or Unix?

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Hi.

A little question arises in my mind that file systems cif is widely used in Microsoft windows then why Linux did not follow it?

As cif also deals with network protocol easily so what is the problem with Linux?

Answer with reason please.

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Best Answer by Franklin Alejo
Answered By 10 points N/A #152761

Why file systems if do not work for Linux or Unix?

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Hi Ney,

Linux and Windows are different operating system, naturally a file doesn't work in Linux which works for windows. And you are in that trouble, now don't worry. You can get same software in both Linux and windows version also IN ONLONE. If you not get in online just mail the organization who made this product they will help you.

Thanks for asking.

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Why file systems if do not work for Linux or Unix?

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Hi Ney Steele ,

 
CIF stands for Common Internet File System and is a product of Microsoft, used for networking and to perform file share through the net.
As Microsoft has copyright on this protocol, then it makes sense why "Unix" or "Linux" OS do not use this protocol.
 
Instead of CIF, Unix uses NFS (Network File System) which runs somehow the same functions as CIF in Windows.
Meanwhile in Linux the Network File System is part of the kernel and CIF is possible to be mounted on Linux via Samba. You can find it as mount.cifs filesystem.
 
So it is obvious that Linux does not use the Microsoft CIF filesystem directly, but it uses a mounting method through Samba in order to adapt it to the Linux environment.
 

 

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