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Windows 7: Microsoft Violated Patent: Cannot Sell Word

22 Dec 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTeZ View Post
openoffice.... ?
While I like and use Open Office at home simply because I'm not going to spend money on Microsoft Office.....I don't think this news story presents enough persuasive reasonings to abandon Microsoft Office. It seems this issue revolves around a small feature that will be easily removed and hardly missed.


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23 Dec 2009   #12
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Well, according to i4i, the infringement was intentional and was a deliberate attempt to remove i4i from the marketspace. Sounds to me like Microsoft might have been stepping on some toes in order to retain their stranglehold in the marketspace. In my court of opinion, I prefer fair business practices and a better product...not a strong-arm tactic from a monopoly.
I support fair business practices as well.

Don't consider my words out of context. I said "public opinion" not "techie public opinion." Most individuals who hear about it in the general public won't necessarily see it as malicious or strong-arming.
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23 Dec 2009   #13
cloud8521

 

didn't i hear about this months back?
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23 Dec 2009   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
didn't i hear about this months back?
Yes, as the story points out, the original decision was made in August and was upheld in court just recently.
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24 Dec 2009   #15
mark39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

There is already a patch available to disable the XML feature. All retail versions after 11 Jan 2010 will be patched and if you currently have office/word installed you don't need to do anything. MS will not stop selling office or word at all and will simply release the patch via windows update.
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24 Dec 2009   #16
ccatlett1984

 

So, whats the kb number so i can block it?
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24 Dec 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
So, whats the kb number so i can block it?
Do you even know what functionality is being removed? Why would you want to prevent it from being removed in your current copy of Office?

This is something that will NOT be included in Office 2010 and above.
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27 Dec 2009   #18
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Can't we all just get along.....
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27 Dec 2009   #19
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well somebody has to be suing somebody or else what are all those law students going to do after passing the bar. I read somewhere their are as many law students in collage as their are lawyers right now.
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31 Dec 2009   #20
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Well somebody has to be suing somebody or else what are all those law students going to do after passing the bar. I read somewhere their are as many law students in collage as their are lawyers right now.
:rotfl:
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