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]: Comment by marcp
by libray on Wed 19th Sep 2012 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
libray
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2005-08-27

The journal is not the problem. The problem with the default mount options for ext2,3 and 4 are asynchronous writes in the name of speed. Mount all those disks with sync if you want safer.

This is all divergent from the article though. RIM, All Android makers, camera makers, and pretty much any device that reads an SD card must support FAT to interop.

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