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Future Implications: Why Microsoft will Fear Google and Linux

Aug 11, 2007, 05:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Reisinger)

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"Google and Microsoft are at it again. But this time Google is attacking Microsoft for threatening Linux users for patent violations.

"In an announcement made earlier this week, Google signed on with the Open Invention Network (OIN), which is supported by Red Hat and a few other Linux heavyweights. The Open Invention Network is an organization designed by and for Linux developers, distributors, sellers, resellers, and end-users to protect them from the onslaught of costly lawsuits or other attempts made on them by bigger and better-funded enterprises. But until Google joined the fray on the side of the OIN, some people were skeptical of the ability of Linux to stand up to Microsoft..."

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