Microsoft (MSFT) has gone and done it, they've filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming Linux violates their patents.
At least this is a break from all the "XXXX joins/starts lawsuit against Microsoft".
Maybe Microsoft finally admits that Linux is a threat...by opening up a lawsuit. lol.
is boomed. 2 more days!
Microsoft made about 16 billion dollars in 2008. Of that amount, 3 billion dollars came from its Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD). EDD includes 5 Microsoft businesses including MSN, Xbox, Zune, etc. Windows is Microsoft's big money maker. Always has been. So yes, they have a good reason to worry. XD
Microsoft, leave Linux out of this, its not Nix' fault that you stole all their ideas
Apple stole much more from Linux then Microsoft, infact Apple even refuses to acknowledge the linux portions are ripped. http://jaklumen.vox.com/lib...
TomTom should give a few of their satnavs to some Microsoft execs , that way they might find a clear route to getting their heads out of their asses.
With other GPS makers licensing the same technology, their case will be slim at best. I'm not sure how this is becoming a Microsoft vs. Linux thing when TomTom is the one that is allegedly violating patent rights. -Death
If you can't buy em. Sue em!!!!
That's right. Let this be the beginning of the end for those smug Linux nutjobs.
MS just signed their own death warrant by filing suit against linux. Trust me when I say this won't end well for Microsoft.
there suing TomTom, not LInux. I don't think this case has anything to do with linux.
Microsoft is going down faser then the titanic at this point... Whats funny is all they have is Windows 7... lmao.. Good luck..
Stupid child. You've not learned anything. Microsoft can NEVER go down. They're unstoppable. When they get beaten to the floor they stand up as if nothing ever happened.
Just because I prefer to get my software for free, and not have to worry about viruses, that doesn't make me smug. Yes I prefer Linux. I don't have to upgrade my computer nearly as often, it has never crashed, I have many free programs that are the equivalent of thousands of dollars if I had to buy them from M$. Just because you prefer to be ripped off out of convenience doesn't mean we all have to... And speaking of smugness, your comment reeks of it.
Well MS has finally gone off the deep end and opened Pandora's Box. The Free Software Foundation and the Open Invention Network will bury these poor bastards. The OIN was founded for just this reason and with members such as IBM, Sony, Philips, NEC, Novell and RedHat the patent pool far exceeds that of which MS is trying to leverage against Linux. You can be assured that MS violates more of IBM's patents than MS has patents and the full OIN portfolio will be brought to bear against MS if they pursue this lawsuit. Well MS it was nice to know you. R.I.P. Think of it this way. The GPL held water and buried SCO. Now it's time to finish the arrogant bastards at Microsoft off.
about time. I mean, Microsoft usually leave companies alone when it comes to their patents. But since every other company is suing them and trying to take money. They should do the same. At least they can break even. Sue them all! go after Sony too! I was getting tired of Microsoft not doing what other companies are doing to them. It's only fair.
Sue the stupid sony leg humpers on this site too.
If you read the article, and the comments below, you'll see that they're suing TomTom for violating their patents for "vehichle gps navigation", not for using Linux. Suing Linux is a foolish idea, and Microsoft (hopefully) knows that. For starters "who" exactly will they sue?
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MS would sue the lic holders which is GPL group. MS can just grind the GPL group out of existence, if they were happy to pay 10 million each day they didn't pay a US Gov Trade fine then they won't be fussed about the GPL holders all that much money wise.
next microsoft, sue sony for trying to copy your ass trophies achievements cross game invites cross game chat sue there asses
Not so fast. MS would have to first prove they invented that stuff and I'd say they wouldn't have invented any of it. A lot of that stuff has been on PC and in a form on other consoles/games before the xbox came out. It would also need to be fully pantanded but that still doesn't mean MS would win.
They gave them the blueprint on how to make a console. It is exactly like a playstation, although Nintendo has always been distinct.
Mabye Isomanic should sue MS for stealing their Skill Points idea and making it into acheivements? also ps3 doesnt even have crossgame chat or invites. mabye nintendo should sue MS for stealing their miis?
maybe got a little bit fed up with being sued, I expected somthing like this to happen, it's been one big MS witch hunt for months, a giant has been backed into a corner, it works both ways, companies break the rules all the time but one it seems 'MS' gets the most attention.
its kind of funny when you think about it. MS stole windows form Mac. if only Mac had patents we wouldn't have the evil empire that is MS. Im surprise it took them this long to do this.
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