"Microsoft Corp.'s aim to seek patent royalties from open-source
distributors and users may be an attempt to use legal threats to
deflect attention from larger questions surrounding its business,
including lack of interest in new versions of core products and
lackluster profit from new wares...
"But the claims also raise questions about the business strategy
behind Microsoft's aggressive moves to seek licensing money from
patents amid rumbles that customers have been slow to adopt Windows
Vista and Office 2007, while new products such as the Xbox 360
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