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On 20/12/10 10:52, Grant Sewell wrote:
You can create the fat32 that because the software to do that is free. If you were to sell devices with that on then MS would hunt you down. And then make you sign a non disclosure agreement so the true cost of their addition is not made public.On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:43:47 +0000 tom wrote:On 20/12/10 09:34, Grant Sewell wrote:On 20 Dec 2010 08:56, tom<tompotts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: On 19/12/10 18:50, bjorn grohmann wrote:Talking of which - why are there no apps for reading ext3/4 etc on windows????Ext2 FSD is an open source Linux ext2/ext3 file system driver for Windows systems. Being open source and actively developed is a good thing. Making it more desirable than ext2 IFS http://www.ext2fsd.com The Ext2fsd installer would need to be on a USB stick that was partitioned to a file system readable by windows say Fat32 Regards BjornThanks for those - been looking for them for ages. It still doesn't get around the window tax thou - even a teeny windows partition would presumably cost whatever the windows tax is. The Windows tax is only applicable if you have Windows. Merely having a small FAT32 partition with the installation files for ext2fsd would incur no charges. GrantYou seem to be unaware that companies are paying MS for the 'privilege' of selling their items with Fat... partitions on them. Every preformatted USB stick you buy - see if you can find one that isn't - has an MS tax on it. Tom Tom have to pay so their linux satnav can talk to windows.So how is it that I can create a FAT32 filesystem without hassle under most Linux systems? In order to play MP3s or watch DVDs I have to jump through hoops, but I seem to be able to create Microsoft-owned filesystems without having to jump through any hoops or pay anybody any money. Me = confused Grant.
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