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Windows 7: Microsoft Violated Patent: Cannot Sell Word

31 Dec 2009   #21
Qdos

 

We've seen it before with Microsoft and 'their' Virtual Machine, and subsequent legal quarrels with third parties... and all that may happen over this XML squabble is that Microsoft may end up buying a lot of shares in the company whose copyrights they may have infringed this time...


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31 Dec 2009   #22
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
We've seen it before with Microsoft and 'their' Virtual Machine, and subsequent legal quarrels with third parties... and all that may happen over this XML squabble is that Microsoft may end up buying a lot of shares in the company whose copyrights they may have infringed this time...
Astute point Q
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31 Dec 2009   #23
Freddy K

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

it is about time someone really nailed microsour. almost all of their software has been stolen since they first opened their doors. the fines and awards should have been more like 2.9 billion. hit them where it hurts. 290 million for a company worth what microsour is worth is like hitting me with a 20 dollar jay walking ticket. the ue has the right idea hit the guilty company with a fine of up to 10% of their worldwide gross sales.
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01 Jan 2010   #24
Freddy K

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Can't we all just get along.....

nice joke, now come back to reality. i think microsofts new name should be MICROTHIEF.
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01 Jan 2010   #25
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddy K View Post
it is about time someone really nailed microsour. almost all of their software has been stolen since they first opened their doors. the fines and awards should have been more like 2.9 billion. hit them where it hurts. 290 million for a company worth what microsour is worth is like hitting me with a 20 dollar jay walking ticket. the ue has the right idea hit the guilty company with a fine of up to 10% of their worldwide gross sales.
You could never be an engineer.

~Lordbob
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01 Jan 2010   #26
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Wow sucks for MS Tho I wonder if they will violate any other patten with the new word or just something poping up later for something else is MS office


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
That sucks for MS, although it doesn't seem like it's going to make much difference anyway, since they have been working on a workaround since August.

Kinda makes me wonder though, how many people on here are still using 2003/2007, and how many are running the 2010 Beta.
I am still using Office 2003...well mostly outlook 2003
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01 Jan 2010   #27
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddy K View Post
it is about time someone really nailed microsour. almost all of their software has been stolen since they first opened their doors. the fines and awards should have been more like 2.9 billion. hit them where it hurts. 290 million for a company worth what microsour is worth is like hitting me with a 20 dollar jay walking ticket. the ue has the right idea hit the guilty company with a fine of up to 10% of their worldwide gross sales.

I have heard this type of thing for years. Microsoft does not steal its software. They have the best minds to make what they want. They don't need to steal. While they might be accused of being a monopoly, they deliver a good product at a fair price. Windows 7 Upgrade is about $120. A family of four can't even have an evening out for that price.
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01 Jan 2010   #28
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Microsoft does not steal its software...
Usually, no. Occasionally, yes. They have certainly dabbled in whipping others work, and not acknowledging intellectual rights of authors from time to time. Of course they always claim it's been inadvertant...
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01 Jan 2010   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, just like the ISO burning functionality of Windows 7. They took it right from the open source community. Line for line. However, when cornered, it was a contractor employee they hired and of course were unaware.
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02 Jan 2010   #30
Freddy K

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddy K View Post
it is about time someone really nailed microsour. almost all of their software has been stolen since they first opened their doors. the fines and awards should have been more like 2.9 billion. hit them where it hurts. 290 million for a company worth what microsour is worth is like hitting me with a 20 dollar jay walking ticket. the ue has the right idea hit the guilty company with a fine of up to 10% of their worldwide gross sales.
You could never be an engineer.

~Lordbob
lordbob, please keep off topic comments to yourself.

bigmck, maybe you forgot the ripoff that was vista ultimate, and you can say microsofts pricing is fair. it was only fair when they were doing the preorder discounts. i will be fair though microsoft borrows(out and out stealing has yet to be proven)tech from others without asking permission until after they have been caught. i have seen this thinking with a lot of companies, and that is if we use it long enough no court in the world will make us stop because at that point it would destroy our product. lets say that this just effected office 2007. do you really think 290 million is even a dent in what microsoft has all ready made on 2007? NO.
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