TomTom Settlement Aftermath: Get the FAT Out (Groklaw)
Posted Apr 2, 2009 17:10 UTC (Thu) by pbrutsch
Parent article: TomTom Settlement Aftermath: Get the FAT Out (Groklaw)
First off, it's not FAT12 or FAT16 that's the issue, it's FAT32 and its long file name support.
Secondly, a replacement for FAT isn't going to happen. Period.
Until you have a replacement FS that's as simple and as widely supported - remember, it's not just PCs one needs to worry about - as FAT getting rid of it isn't going to happen any time soon, if it all.
All your efforts to fix the patent issue are moot if you can't get Apple, MS and all the dozens and dozens of camera and PDA/smart phone manufacturers out there to support it.
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