Sony pays already millions and billions on patents of Tumbnails, and I don’t think they start paying more for fat system on there hardware.
I think if this is really true that MS starts patenting Fat system, they draw there destiny wether to get even richer then they are now, or throwing it all into the bin.
It’s just a matter of time, we’ll see what happens.
Personally I think companies are going to write applications now to read data from hardware, like camera’s.
So you won’t be able to plug in your camera on a strange pc and read directly the data, but you need a program that start on connection and convert from one file system, to the another one.
Also I think that the cheap hardware as those smal USB sticks using fat, are now getting even more expensive and those who can store more then a few gigs are getting cheaper.
If I’m right, Fat has being patented, but not NTNFS, or am I wrong?
Anyways, I’m curious what’s going to happen.