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Old 10-26-2021, 06:21 PM   #31
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dislike so-called "software as a service."
Follow the money. Simple as that. If you can be 'hooked' to keep buying a subscription every year or month... Steady revenue. Same with data in the cloud. You'll pay to keep it there ... or lose it if you don't. Wonder how many people stick with say an apply phone, because their pictures/data are stored up on an apple server (iCloud I think it is called) somewhere.... Win Win for the 'cloud' people to keep people, companies 'hooked'. My company (so far) sees that and is keeping data internal. Also, my personal choice is nothing is stored 'up there', nor do I have any subscriptions to software (since moving away from Windows years ago that is). The Linux eco system is the true freedom of choice. Not perfect by any means ... But better I think.

As for all things FAT, use it where it makes sense whether you like it or not. Same with all other file formats. No need to get stirred up over little things.
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Need to get what is offered out there, it's either use it or forget about it.
Old 12-12-2021, 11:07 AM   #33
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Well, that rules out a Chromebook for me.
Had to hoop jump a bit. Definite not stock.

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Old 12-12-2021, 01:19 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by rkelsen View Post
You haven't got a choice. It's going to be around for a long time yet. Aside from being the default file system on USB sticks, it's required on EFI partitions.
Yep. Just try getting all the manufacturers -- phones, cameras, etc., etc. -- who bought into FAT-format devices to change. It's a form of technical debt that we'll never be rid of.
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The very first thing that I do with any external volume – other than maybe a USB stick – is to reformat it.


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