Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft and RIM have announced that RIM has licensed Redmond's exFAT patents. The press release contains a ridiculous amount of hyperbole nonsense, and if you translate it into regular people speak, it basically comes down to RIM paying Microsoft protection money for stupid nonsensical software patents. Ridiculous articles like like this make it seem as if we're talking about patents on major technological breakthroughs, but don't be fooled: this is because for some inexplicable reason, we're using crappy FAT for SD cards.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Tue 18th Sep 2012 23:22 UTC
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I use ext2/3 and FFS/UFS on my SD cards and it works fine ;) but hey, I'm not a "multimedia" guy. I mostly run embedded stuff and such. I don't need it to be accessible by some fancy shmancy recorder/player, whose manufacturer was forced to pay some rediculous amount of money for some crappy exFAT support.

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