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  • uid313
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    Anyone or anything use exFAT?

    Is there anyone or anything that actually really uses exFAT?

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  • [Knuckles]
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    Indeed, microsoft knew *exactly* what they were doing when they created exfat.

    Luckily I haven't seen it in the wild yet (which is a good sign), but having an open-source implementation is always helpful if you really need access to something using exfat.

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  • newwen
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    exFAT is very much like a trojan horse.

    Anyone shipping a product with exFAT enabled will face Microsoft's claims for patent royalties.

    It's a shame that this filesystem was chosen for removable memory standards. Microsoft, once more, leveraged their market monopoly, and by not properly supporting third party filesystems, they imposed their patented format to collect royalties.

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  • phoronix
    started a topic An Open-Source exFAT Implementation Reaches v1.0

    An Open-Source exFAT Implementation Reaches v1.0

    Phoronix: An Open-Source exFAT Implementation Reaches v1.0

    Microsoft's exFAT is a file-system designed for flash drives and is supported on Windows XP and later. The exFAT file-system has been around for a few years, but an open-source version hasn't been quick to come since the Microsoft project is proprietary and encumbered by patents. This weekend, a FUSE-based version of exFAT has reached version 1.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3OTQ
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