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____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 27 Aug 2011 01:35 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Friday:
>>> Those, I would understand your concern. Even some picture frames have
>>> rectangular design with rounded corners and a black border with a
>>> silver trim, which would place it as prior art and non-patentable.
>>> These stupid "look and feel" patents of a generic origin have no place
>>> in the business world.
>> It just shows that Jobs does not like to actually compete. He feels
>> /way/ over-privileged, that 'poor' billionaire. Now he tries to destroy
>> other people's work.
> Roy, I look to the positive. Linux is succeeding in the form of server
> and in the form of Android, both tablet and phone. I also see the desktop
> making headway.
> In spite of all the Usenet FUD, which is on its way out anyway, Linux is
> succeeding and penetrating the market to the extent that it is still
> considered a threat by both Microsoft and by Apple.
> Microsoft missed its chance. I thought they would buy out SCO and similar
> to Apple and parallel to Apple, have a Microsoft based Unix foundation
> with a Microsoft GUI operating over top of it.
> They decided to continue with their bloated proprietary ways, and now
> they are behind the power curve, instead relying on Linux royalties to
> their so-called patents. Perhaps that was their game plan all along. No
> further R&D needed, I guess. :-P
Linux is the one to beat. That's why Apple and Microsoft have created a patent cartel
~~ Best of wishes
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