High Plains Thumper <hpt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> The link refers to a bunch of older stories about how Microsoft is
>> trying to thwart Linux. One concerns the IP FUD (if you use Linux, you
>> will be liable to SCO type litigation, but we'll indemnify you---not
>> mentioning that Microsoft has supported that very same SCO litigation).
>> Another concerns MS's attempt to patent the FAT file system, thereby
>> forcing Linux systems to either pay royalties or stop supporting FAT.
>> Of course FAT is very primitive and there is certainly prior art, but
>> that doesn't stop patents these days. And the trolls ask what
>> Microsoft news has to do with Linux.
> IMHO, FAT system has its roots in CP/M. However, EXT2, EXT3 and Reiser are
> more secure and preferred. I am not sure why some still cling to FAT32
> unless they are still using Windows9x perhaps as dual boot.
Certainly the FCBs were directly drawn from CP/M, which were still
around in DOS3.31, although they were deprecated at that time.
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