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NewLuna: When Will Microsoft Drop the Patent Hammer?

Nov 30, 2006, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])

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"First off, it's hard to tell whether the hammer will have any weight. However, the idea of an IP war looming doesn't help future Linux adoption. The latest deal with Novell and recent comments from Microsoft regarding Linux and intellectual property remind us that the day is coming. To some people the question of when Microsoft will hit Linux with the patent club isn't that obvious; but to me, it's evident (the arrogant tone was intended).

"Before I get to the exact date, do you want to hear something that might shock you? Get ready. Nearly half of all business PCs are still running Windows 2000..."

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