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Old 10-27-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android in netbooks


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Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets in an actual attempt to prevent the two vendors from adopting Android and Chrome OS for their netbook and tablet PCs, according to Taiwan-based makers. There are only several Taiwan-based handset vendors and only HTC has signed for licensed use of Microsoft patents.... Acer's and Asustek's handset shipments are in small volumes and therefore Microsoft's royalty charge is not for revenues, the sources noted.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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M$ shouldn't even use Patent$ in the first place. Here's a thought: How about these companies side with the Chinese or Russian governments and have them send nuclear missiles into Redmond? Everybody wins!

Or even better, Acer and ASUS: Obtain a suitcase bomb from China and plant it about 10 feet underground right outside M$'s headquarters in Redmond, detonating it when you leave. Bye-bye M$!

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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Micro$oft always find more ways for me to despite them even more.

Micro$oft is indeed a haven of demons.

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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Micro$oft is indeed a haven of demons.
Agreed. M$ in *ALL* respects is something sent from hell (and from Satan) to oppress computer users. Time we strike back.

And M$ cannot force royalty fees on people unless they feel any copyright infringement might take place, which means original code.

Technically, Android and Chrome OS have *NO* code in common with Windoze.

Next, there's the issue of Google releasing Gmail *long* before M$ tried to sue anybody -- and Web-based email clients existed *long* before Outlook.

On top of that, the Internet was created by the federal government in the first place to interact with other governments, not *ever* by M$, which means that M$ couldn't have patented any aspect of it.

Even Web browsers (Netscape, anyone?) existed *long* before Internet Exploder. So M$ couldn't have patented them.

I could go on and on and on about M$'s FUD and Satanic traits.

Last edited by Kenny_Strawn; 11-01-2010 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Added closing asterisk to the word "long" in paragraph 5.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 10:55 PM   #5
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Micro$oft just likes to bully companies around.

I wouldn't be surprised If M$ were involved in Dell dropping linux desktops from their website.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 11:00 PM   #6
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I am always surprised at what Microsoft does..... Oh wait, no I am not.

It gets old fast. People think that Microsoft will be around for awhile. This may be true but I don't think their OS will endure. Too many changes as it is. I think Cloud computing is really going to hurt them in the long run. So they are going to keep doing what they are doing in order to get money, which is lawsuit after lawsuit. You would think the don't actually have any developers working for them, only lawyers. Which would explain Windows...
 
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Everybody is suing everybody today. Oracle, M$ and apple. All three are against FOSS.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 11:08 PM   #8
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Micro$oft just likes to bully companies around.

I wouldn't be surprised If M$ were involved in Dell dropping linux desktops from their website.
Agreed.

In my opinion that will change soon, though, as there already *ARE* ads for Linux on YouTube (just see several other threads in this forum, and just see my blog to see an article on this fact) -- and those ads will mean *WAR* against M$.
 
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Agreed. M$ in *ALL* respects is something sent from hell (and from Satan) to oppress computer users. Time we strike back.

And M$ cannot force royalty fees on people unless they feel any copyright infringement might take place, which means original code.

Technically, Android and Chrome OS have *NO* code in common with Windoze.

Next, there's the issue of Google releasing Gmail *long* before M$ tried to sue anybody -- and Web-based email clients existed *long* before Outlook.

On top of that, the Internet was created by the federal government in the first place to interact with other governments, not *ever* by M$, which means that M$ couldn't have patented any aspect of it.

Even Web browsers (Netscape, anyone?) existed *long* before Internet Exploder. So M$ couldn't have patented them.

I could go on and on and on about M$'s FUD and Satanic traits.
The article doesn't say that Microsoft imposes royalty fees for using the web or doing email, they do it because the software on Android OS implements technology which is patented by Microsoft. That has nothing to do with who invented the internet or something. This is common practice by many companies. Take Coca Cola for example, but who blames them? This is how american capitalism works. I am not a friend of Microsoft, but for me (personal opinion) your post shows the thinking that in many parts of the world would be called typically american: There are the evils, nuke them, kill them all, let us get their patents for free. Have a look at your signature:
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The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy
and then at your post again.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 11:13 PM   #10
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In my opinion that will change soon, though, as there already *ARE* ads for Linux on YouTube (just see several other threads in this forum, and just see my blog to see an article on this fact) -- and those ads will mean *WAR* against M$.
We need people with money like Shuttleworth and others to be aggressive in marketing linux to the masses and not just on Youtube but also in television as well.

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:31 PM   #11
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I am always surprised at what Microsoft does..... Oh wait, no I am not.

It gets old fast. People think that Microsoft will be around for awhile. This may be true but I don't think their OS will endure. Too many changes as it is. I think Cloud computing is really going to hurt them in the long run. So they are going to keep doing what they are doing in order to get money, which is lawsuit after lawsuit. You would think the don't actually have any developers working for them, only lawyers. Which would explain Windows...
They probably have a ratio of 5 lawyers to 1 developer.

They pay their lawyers to find meaningless patent infringements to put extra money in their pockets as if M$ needs the money.

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
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The article doesn't say that Microsoft imposes royalty fees for using the web or doing email, they do it because the software on Android OS implements technology which is patented by Microsoft.
I believe the real reason is because Andriod is selling very well on the mobile phone market and M$ wants a peace of the pie. So they plan to get the money by suing google or by charging royalty fees from the consumers.

It's all about the money with M$.

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Old 11-02-2010, 12:11 AM   #13
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Acer and Asustek should release their netbooks and tablets without an OS. Why not download Android or Chrome in a normal Linux way?

If they cannot or prefer not to, then the problem is with Android, Google, Asustek, FOSS in general, but not with Microsoft.
 
  


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