NewLuna: When Will Microsoft Drop the Patent Hammer?
Nov 30, 2006, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"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..."