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____/ RonB on Saturday 28 February 2009 23:49 : \____

> On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:46:44 -0600, Jerry McBride <jmcbride@xxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> ray wrote:
>>> Microsoft innovation - an oxymoron if ever I heard one!
>> It sure is and it's always good for a laugh.
> "Microsoft -- Innovative Imitation."

No joke.

Microsoft patent hints at pay-as-you-go OS

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| A Microsoft patent application from June 2005, published only today,
| titled "System and method for delivery of a modular operating system"
| may signal a fundamental change for what an operating systems stands
| for and how it is sold.


MS pay-per-use PC patent already rejected

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| Microsoft's patent application for a usage-based PC model has already been
| rebuffed by the US Patent Office, according to a letter disclosed today.
| Given to Microsoft a few days before the requested patent became public, the
| notice rejects Microsoft's submission for being at once too broad and too
| familiar. The tendency to use vague terms and the existence of already
| patented, relevant technology are cited as the core reasons behind the
| rejection.


Intel, Microsoft for Pay-As-You-Go PCs

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| The pay-as-you-go model enabled by FlexGo makes PCs more accessible
| by reducing the initial cost and enabling customers to pay for
| computers through subscriptions or as they use them, through the
| purchase of prepaid activation cards or tokens.


Microsoft to launch new Vista-subscription trials in early 2008

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| Microsoft is readying a new Windows-Vista based version of its
| FlexGo hardware-software-services bundle aimed at emerging markets.


Microsoft tests "pay-as-you-go" software

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| Microsoft has been quietly testing a new "pay-as-you-go" software
| rental service in South Africa, Mexico, and Romania. The service
| allows users to pay a monthly fee of around $15 for the use
| of Office 2003.


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