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 ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 19th Sep 2012 00:13 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

The reason FAT is used on sd cards shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I'm sure there's already an ancient whine-fest already posted here if you search.

And calling this `paying protection money`? Dial the drama queen'ing back a little, it sounds....dumb.

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