Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE[4]: Threatened
by lemur2 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Threatened"
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Indeed. The issue is that all SD cards would need to be re-formatted and interoperability would be destroyed.

No need to do that. Linux doesn't violate Microsoft's patents for long filenames on FAT32 filesystems, and "FAT filesystems" itself is an IBM invention.

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