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[5]: Threatened
by Neolander on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Threatened"
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So basically, it's illegal to make devices that are compatible with how every memory card on the planet is meant to be used?

Surely, the cards are meant to be used with FAT32 since they come pre-formatted that way.

Of course, devices that complement Windows powered devices are allowed to use FAT32. Outcasting camera makers, for instance, would just make FAT32 less useful. Microsoft probably want all complementing products, but no competing products, to use their "standard".

+1 Insightful ;)

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