InformationWeek: Microsoft's FAT32 Deserves Its Freedom
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 08 Mar 2009 19:20
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Last week, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) sued TomTom for infringing on patents relating to (among other things) the format of its File Allocation Table 32-bit (FAT32) disk format. These patents relate to mundane issues like how to translate pretty names like "C:\Temporary Files" into ugly short ones like "C:\TEMPOR~1" that older programs can understand, and the layout of files on the physical media such as hard drives or flash memory.
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