In a recent thread concerning an iPod ( http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22008
)and the type of formatting used on it while in Windows, several types of filesystems were mentioned: Reiserfs, ext2, ext3. While these terms are familiar to me, this is a matter that I've never been able to completely understand. Without going too deeply into the subject could someone give a thumbnail sketch on the filesystems and why one would use one over the other. For the sake of conformity and cross compatibility (as in using the iPod with Widows and Linux) would using an older but more established system be better all around? How would this come into play when using such items like an iPod and other equipment with both OSs? Would security be compromised in anyway? Thanks.