[clug] Some interesting news around the Microsoft desktop Monopoly

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Aug 19 18:40:00 MDT 2009

Two interesting articles were sent my way recently,
 thought they would be of interest to the group.
Do they portend a gathering storm for MS?:

Dell is talking about building/selling an ARM notebook.
Obviously sans Winders.
Makes Google Chrome O/S more interesting when one of the "Tier 1" PC
sellers is in on the action.

Microsoft has been found to infringe a patent held by "Canadian company,
i4i LLP" and "ordered to pay $290 million and to stop selling copies of
its word processing program that use the patented technology within 60

"The patent relates to the way Word 2003 and 2007 let users customize
document encoding."

Hoist on their own petard?
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people :-)

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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