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Microsoft to Start Charging for FAT

Microsoft will soon be charging manufacturers of flash memory card devices and those which use them US$ 0.25 per unit or up to US$ 250,000 to use the FAT filesystem. This is a very interesting move as all along, Microsoft has never signalled any intention to charge the industry for using their patented filesystem.

Someone at DPReview actually suggested that companies not pre-format the cards for users, to escape payment this hefty charge.

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