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How will Splashtop change the rules of the game? (Splashtop has patents)

Mar 11, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefano Forenza)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Patents:

"* Mechanism for intuitively invoking one or more auxiliary
* Method and apparatus for virtualization of appliances

"Other (unspecified) patents are pending.

"This may open the door to yet another lock in scenario. And possibly even worse than the actual force-Windows-on-every-consumer. Thruth to be said, so far, the approach of splashtop toward developers seems much more open that Apple's and Microsoft's, but patents always raise concerns, no matter what:

"* as patenting means Splashtop will be the only player in the BIOS-as-OS business
* or will be anyway more cheap than commercial competitors"

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