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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RE[4]: Metadata
by lucas_maximus on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Metadata"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Because FAT is already good enough. FAT32 is still fine for the majority of applications, exFAT can supports silly file sizes.

I suggest you read the unix haters handbook, the principle is called "worse is better".

I haven't worried about what filesystem I should choose since I last tried a Gentoo Install, or when Ext4 would forget to actually put the file onto the disk.

Edited 2012-09-19 16:47 UTC

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