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____/ AZ Nomad on Friday 13 Nov 2009 17:12 : \____
> On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:23:08 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>MS patent looks just like Unix command, critics howl
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>>| Microsoft's patent comes as the US Supreme
>>| Court wrestles with the issue of business
>>| methods, such as those included in software,
>>| and whether they qualify for patent
>>| protection. Critics contend only physical
>>| inventions should be eligible, while a large
>>| swath of technology companies maintain that
>>| software-driven features such as Amazon's
>>| one-click checkout and Priceline's reverse
>>| auctions are fair game.
>>OMG! Microsoft patents sudo! Linux and MacOS dead!
> That's cute. I was using sudo when microsoft only offered MSDOS.
> Not much privilege escelation in an operating system that didn't even
> have the concept.
Sun also had a concept analogous to PolicyKit like decades ago. :-)
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