Thread: Annnnnd...Microsoft again
05-17-2007, 02:38 PM #1Annnnnd...Microsoft again
Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Fortune's Roger Parloff reports.Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?
05-17-2007, 02:53 PM #2
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These high-profile patent cases are just getting out of hand. What's really in it for MS? Is Linux use growing that much? Maybe it's that that pretty new GUI animation pack that makes the "wow" of Vista look like old hat. I didn't realize Linux ran a big chunk of corporate America.
05-17-2007, 03:17 PM #3
The Linux comunity has asked Microsoft to especify those details so they can change to non-patented alternatives, MS hasn't responded with especific details, just more tricks.
Linux is the future, yes, Linux, not OSX. Why? Don't ask why, that isn't the purpose of this thread . Dell has anounced that they will offer Ubuntu as an option, Japan is trying to use Linux for all governmen systems. HP, IBM and others already offer servers with Linux. Microsof has reasons to be worried.[is pointless to click here]
05-17-2007, 03:18 PM #4
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05-17-2007, 04:49 PM #5
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