Microsoft announced today that it will support the addition of the exFAT file system (Extended File Allocation Table) to the Linux kernel through the Open Invention Network. The exFAT file system has been developed for USB drives and SD cards by Microsoft.
"Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft will support the addition of Microsoft exFAT technology to the Linux kernel," said John Gossman, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and Member of the Linux Board.
The proprietary exFAT technology was released about a decade ago in 2006 as the successor to FAT32 in the FAT family of file systems. Today usesfrom the vast majority of USB storage devices.
Although it is available free a FUSE-based exFAT FUSE for them users του Linux που θέλουν να έχουν κάρτες SD και USB στους υπολογιστές τους, ο driver της Microsoft να προσφέρει μια πλήρως λειτουργική εφαρμογή.
Code for Linux exFAT will be available under the GPLv2 license.
Microsoft even published the technical specifications of exFAT on the Windows Dev Center website.
Redmond also announced that it is "offering the exFAT specs for free and available to everyone, and the exFAT code embedded in the Linux kernel will be available under GPLv2 licensing."
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Microsoft was added as a member of The Linux Foundation This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. November of 2016, μετά την ανάληψη ευθυνών από τον Satya Nadella as CEO of the company.
The company also developed the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which allows users of Windows 10 and the Windows Server 2019 to run Linux files on their computers.
Redmond developers have recently started working with WSL2 which uses a genuine open source Linux Kernel that developed by Microsoft itself from the fixed version 4.19 of the Linux Kernel.