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]: Anti-competitive?
by nt_jerkface on Fri 29th Oct 2010 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Anti-competitive?"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

It wasn't a specific reference to Linux, device companies should migrate away from FAT32 and exFat for their own best interest.

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RE[5]: Anti-competitive?
by lemur2 on Fri 29th Oct 2010 01:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Anti-competitive?"
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2007-02-17

It wasn't a specific reference to Linux, device companies should migrate away from FAT32 and exFat for their own best interest.


If we are talking devices, we are talking about flash media filesystems aren't we?

Ext4 or Brtfs is best, especially for internal use such as a SSD. No chance of running afoul of Microsft-held patents using either of those. (Write a driver for Windows for interoperability if you must).

Backup:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/7208/1/

Not even Microsoft could contemplate suing you for using a filesystem that Microsoft doesn't implement.

Edited 2010-10-29 01:54 UTC

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