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____/ Marti van Lin on Thursday 20 August 2009 02:18 : \____
> according to Microsoft lawyers. Dell, HP, and lots of other âpartnersâ
> would feel this in their wallets. Not to mention the consumer (who now
> can go and discover other means of writing a letter).
> This is the responds to the court ruling that Microsoft offended a XML
> patent. The ruling states that Microsoft canât sell MS-Word in its
> current form, so that means MS Office without its flagship Word.
> Full article (including interesting links to court manuscript (pdf)) here:
> The exact words of the lawyer where:
> Microsoft's warned it'll suffer "irreparable harm" and that "major
> public disruption" will result if it's forced to redesign Word to comply
> with a US court ruling.
> There you have it: the end of times, the Apocalypse and Armageddon, if
> the Vole looses one of its cash cows!
Microsoft has just two cash cows and Office is the fatter one. Windows in its
many variants is failing; Windows Mobile is losing lots of money, Server is
struggling against GNU/Linux, and Client suffers from GNU/Linux and is
now 'sold' for $5 (or kickbacks).
A ban on Word could deal a death blow to a company that has committed many
felonies (and was found guilty of trial misconduct in this case).
Google is going to be worth more than Microsoft next year, unless Microsoft
surprises. SaaS replaces Office in many places and Microsoft is just catching
up with Apps at the moment.
~~ Best of wishes
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