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I' Been to Ubuntu

I found this fascinating quote today:

How did he solve this riddle and allow Linux to keep FAT? The key was in the patents. They cover methods to have both short and long filenames. Tridge proposed a patch which would write the short filename if under eight characters, and write only the long name if it was over eight. Since Windows will crash without the short name, the method writes invalid characters to the short filename space, not creating a valid short filename, and also not crashing Windows.I' Been to Ubuntu, Jul 2009

You should read the whole article. Talk about hacking

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