Oh come on! Just because your OS is still working its bugs out does not mean that it makes sense to sue everything in sight! Look, I am sure that MS understands the concept with ‘different strokes for different folks’, but why do I have the feeling that some lawsuits are just over the horizon?
Fans of the popular Linux software program have long fretted that software giant Microsoft will attack Linux by claiming the free program violates Microsoft’s patents.
So far nothing has happened. But in an interview with Forbes.com, Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT – news – people ) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer wouldn’t rule out such a showdown. Ballmer also explains why Microsoft, which on Thursday announced a sweeping reorganization of its Windows division, is less freaked out by free programs than it was a few years ago. Source: Forbes
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