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Re: [opensuse] Re: faster way to get total dir size besides du?
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On 2012-03-09 20:38, Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:02:07 +0100, "Carlos E. R."
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

No, ExFAT is patented technology,

MS also has some patents regarding FAT.

The patents protecting exfat are stronger. They learnt from their previous
mistakes. It will avoid SUSE from distributing it.

And no, it doesn't have any
merit besides being easy to implement. What do you expect from a file
system that was part of Quick and Dirty Operating System and then
renamed to DOS while reinterpreting the 'D'?

It has the merit that is very easy to code, with very small cpu
requirements, and is already supported universally. If I recall correctly,
the new standard bios booting system, uefi, requires a FAT partition on the
boot disk on which the boot code is placed, so you are going to see FAT for
many years ahead. >:-P

you will not see it that often.

You will, as any SDXD card carries it and the number of devices that
support CF is rapidly shrinking.

I really hope not.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
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