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[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by dsmogor on Wed 19th Sep 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

That's way too late. You'd have to re-flash billions of gadgets that have FAT support in their guts.

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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by phoudoin on Wed 19th Sep 2012 13:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Why reflash?
Publish a software manager with a migration feature that will turn your current FAT content into a FAT-hosted file system.

With some tricks, you can possibly make the new hosted file system easy to detect on systems with native support, making it mountable directly.

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