Think about that thumb drive the next time you format it

March 7, 2009

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If you’ve been following the news in the Linux community, you’ve probably heard that Microsoft is currently in a lawsuit with Dutch GPS maker Tomtom over what is believed to be a refusal on Tomtom’s part to cross-license long file name support in Microsoft’s FAT32 technology.

FAT32 is most frequently used as a format to store data on USB thumb drives, flash memory cards for digital cameras and digital media players (such as Secure Digital, MMC, Sony MemoryStick and CompactFlash) as well as for storing for map information and Points Of Interest (POI) on portable GPS devices, such as the TomTom.

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