schumaku wrote:PS. Patrick, neither Paragon nor Tuxera does issue the activation code for exFAT if the requester does not have a license agreement with Microsoft.
I am aware of this. Hence the observation about the huge licence fee.
If Microsoft wanted exFAT to be universal they would provide more favourable licence pricing. This is an effort by Microsoft to put us under their "closed source/proprietary" filesystems again, and this is just wrong. We do not need it. As you already stated the "N" in NAS is for network. It doesn't matter what the underlying filesystem is if it is being accessed via the network, so why should we subsidize Microsoft at all.
Microsoft doesn't even understand why filenames should be "case sensitive", so I definitely don't want any filesystem they design at any price.