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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."

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