Microsoft’s exFAT file system used in Windows supports many types of storage devices like SD Cards and USB flash drives. Most of the storage devices support Microsoft’s exFAT file system. Microsoft today announced that it will addition of Microsoft’s exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. Microsoft will also publish technical specification for exFAT to enable development of conformant, interoperable implementations.
Microsoft will also support the eventual inclusion of a Linux kernel with exFAT support in a future revision of the Open Invention Network’s Linux System Definition, where, once accepted, the code will benefit from the defensive patent commitments of OIN’s 3040+ members and licensees.