Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE: XZ Compression
by zima on Wed 14th Nov 2012 06:44 UTC in reply to "XZ Compression"
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FAT is probably simply good enough, supported by everything (also millions upon millions of existing embedded, low-powered stuff), hence convenient.

It's not like MS doesn't support 3rd party file systems under Windows - all you need is a driver. Auto-launch its installer from a mini-partition masquerading as a CD upon hookup, and your device doesn't even need to have any trace of FAT ...but, somehow, nobody cares to do that. So we're "stuck" with FAT (at least MS even contributed some rather decent standard in the area, Media Transfer Protocol)

IIRC win2k also supports zip folders, BTW.

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