Microsoft's New Tollgate: exFAT on Flash Media
Aug 27, 2009, 18:02 (12 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."