Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Microsoft's New Tollgate: exFAT on Flash Media

Aug 27, 2009, 18:02 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"As usual Microsoft can't tell the truth, but must spin everything to the breaking point:

""Supports interoperability with future desktop OSs."

"That's a pretty funny claim for a closed, proprietary filesystem that requires Windows.

"Mikko Valimaki, the CEO of Tuxera, kindly answered some questions about exFAT and Linux:

"Q: Tuxera is an open-source company-- is the new exFAT driver OSS? Will Linux and other FOSS operating system users be able to use it?

"A: Our agreement with Microsoft does not allow us to develop an open source exFAT driver at the moment. However, we have been also talking about this with them."

Complete Story

Related Stories: