Development on this project has moved to https://sourceforge.net/projects/ntfs-3g/
The goals of this project are: create a new Linux kernel driver for the NTFS file system (1.2, 3.x, and later), user space utilities (e.g. format, ntfs check, etc.) and a library to avoid code duplication and provide access to NTFS to other GPL programs.
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3 mounts a NTFS partition as if it were ext2.3.4 couldn't be easier fulll rw control add ro after mount point to make read only. Doc is missing in places