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____/ Mark Kent on Sunday 03 Jan 2010 11:38 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Updegrove: Microsoft, i4i Fight Not Quite Over
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| If neither of these options for review prove
>>| successful, Updegrove suggests two ways this
>>| "fight" will come to an end: First, i4i may
>>| still be willing to settle "if the offer is
>>| high enough." Or, if the version of Microsoft
>>| Word sold on Jan. 11 does not meet i4i's
>>| expectations in terms of non-infringement,
>>| the case could be back in court.
> Microsoft will do pretty much anything to retain Word in its present
> form - anything else is essentially giving up their monopoly power.
It's one of their very few products that are profitable and by far the most profitable.
It's also a tool for (up)selling Windows.
Without the office suite/Office monopoly (and OOXML), Microsoft is chopped liver.
~~ Best of wishes
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A. one, if it knows its own Goedel number.
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