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Re: file modifications get lost due to FAT 2s time resolution

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-07-15 19:40:15 CEST

Ben Reser wrote:

>Windows 98, 98 SE, and ME are all at the end of their offical support
>lifetime. Microsoft extended critical security bug fix support and paid
>support until June 30th, 2006. If you're on these systems you should be
>looking to replace them. So I consider these platforms deprecated.
Win 9x/Me isn't the only place FAT is used; to my knowledge, FAT is just
about the only (easy, free) way to share filesystems between Windows
(whether 9x/NT/2k/XP/2003) and Linux (by "share", I don't mean SMB or
ICFS, I'm referring to e.g. dual-booters who want a partition to be
visible to both Windows and Linux).

I'm not arguing one way or the other towards a fix, just pointing out
that there are very valid reasons for people to still be using FAT.

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