Aiming to have a large internal HDD to store files, and several OSes on separate disks. They all need to read and write to one storage drive.
Ubuntu (13.04+) Mac OSX (10.8+) Windows (7+)
What format should the drive be? Would like to avoid buying third party software, here's what I have discerned so far:
- NTFS – Can't be written to by Mac without buying third party
- ext3 – Windows can't read, third party software in development. Mac has OSXFUSE
- HFS+ – Buy third party and/or faff around to get working on windows
- exFAT – Cross platform, but breaks MS patents?