M$ to license FAT

Chris Aitken aitken-BwLjziHGQLusTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 9 18:04:09 UTC 2003

Taavi Burns wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 10:42:21PM -0500, cbbrowne-HInyCGIudOg at public.gmane.org wrote:
> > What is VERY interesting is that none of the patents in question have to
> > do with the filesystem.  They ALL have to do with the way DOS 6 started
> DOS provided long filename support?  Not that I remember.
> It all started with Windows 95.

It's moot, but I think it was the Windows 95 version of DOS, which stored
long filenames with the 8.3 convention. So whateverfile.txt is stored in
W95 DOS as whatev~1.txt


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