Microsoft wants to push exFAT-Support directly into the Linux kernel

Here’s a little piece on one of microsoft’s many blogs…

I kind of think that this might actually be a really huge bit of news.

Why? My biggest two reasons are:

  1. Smartphone manufacturers making android phones won’t have to license the exFAT patent anymore to be able to support sd card storage on their devices.
  2. Microsoft used to use the patent on exFAT for years as a “weapon” to fight Linux. Now they themself want linux to support exFAT.

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