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Old 10-04-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Ballmer: Android ain't free. Microsoft gets paid.


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On the back of the news that Microsoft (MSFT) is suing Motorola (MOT) for patent infringments related to Android, Steve Ballmer tells the Wall Street Journal that HTC is paying a license fee for its use of Android...and that other Android manufactures may be forced to do the same.

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Old 10-04-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Crap like this is why patents are a bad idea.

Microsoft is just mad because Google came out with a great OS that is much better than any version of Windows.

Oracle suing Google is the same crap.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Google needs to step in and put a stop to this. For years, Microsoft has been extorting companies using Linux based on some un-defined set of patents. Right now Google is the only company with pockets deep enough to tell MS where to put their patents.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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Agreed with both of you: M$ and Or₳ce are both in the wrong and both deserve to die a slow, painful, torturous death at Satan's command.

Or₳ce, for one, trying to sue Google for using a programming language that was GPL in the first place is (1) a GPL violation and (2) completely evil FOSS conduct.

Then, there's M$, who's well-known for their being proponents of software patents -- so long as only they can use them. This is Darwinian and therefore a complete violation of the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:10 AM   #5
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|< 3 |\| |\| Y, ur |<|304Rd |z M41Fu|\|c710|\|1|\|g 4g4i|\|!
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Yeah, đŋł↓] 滢.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 09:14 AM   #7
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Just what the hell are you guys talking about, easuter and brianL?
 
Old 10-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #8
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Just what the hell are you guys talking about, easuter and brianL?
I think they might be referring to your regular keyboard mulfunctions when you're spelling the name Microsoft.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 10:07 AM   #9
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I'll translate my post for you, Kenny. Thus:
Kenny, your keyboard is malfunctioning again.
I haven't worked out easuter's post.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #10
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I haven't worked out easuter's post.
I held down AltGr and mashed the keyboard.
Makes as much sense as kenny's comment and is just about as pleasant to the eye.

So Kenny, what do you think about đ” [{→j~^łe eđŋŋ€????!!!1111

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #11
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The fact that anti-competitive bully M$ gets paid should be investigated as a criminal act of some sort. Even if they are somehow legally entitled to the money due to lobbying/political pressure to allow them to get away with this, buying an android-based phone is better for the general public even if some money does go to M$ evil empire. I hope the new win phone has the same fate as the kin. I think Win7 desktop(which was an improved/efficient Vista) was M$'s last big bang and it's all downhill from there.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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The fact that anti-competitive bully M$ gets paid should be investigated as a criminal act of some sort. Even if they are somehow legally entitled to the money due to lobbying/political pressure to allow them to get away with this, buying an android-based phone is better for the general public even if some money does go to M$ evil empire. I hope the new win phone has the same fate as the kin. I think Win7 desktop(which was an improved/efficient Vista) was M$'s last big bang and it's all downhill from there.
[sarcasm]Remember boys and girls, lobbying isn't really bribery, and you can't buy off the US government.[/sarcasm]

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Old 10-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #13
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And brianL: Just because I use satiric misspellings of Microsoft's name does NOT mean that my keyboard is malfunctioning!!!!!!! It just means I know just what M$ is doing to the world!!!!!
 
Old 10-06-2010, 05:09 AM   #14
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NOT
Hahaha! Could you add a bit more emphasis there, please?
 
Old 10-06-2010, 06:19 AM   #15
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Kenny, I think the point they're trying to make is that you're being a bit overzealous with your "satirical misspellings", and it comes off as immature. Really, you don't have to feel compelled to type "Miro$oft" instead of just "Microsoft", or others.

The term "keyboard malfunction" was used jokingly...nobody really thinks you're having hardware problems.
 
  


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