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News Microsoft to make $444 million from Android

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 30 Sep 2011.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    I wonder what the patents are? Probably something silly.
     
  3. Balance Keeper

    Balance Keeper New Member

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    Well. Its based on legislation in force. Whether its right or wrong... Its probably others should decide. For now its just ppl are protecting their rights and getting for their work (work in buying patents included) according to legislation in force, nothing else.
    I cant hope more for that legislation to change though. Patents should at least have shorter life period. Like may be 5-10 years. Dunno how much it is now, but i guess its like 50 which is totally too much.
     
  4. r3loaded

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    Of course they're silly, broad and vague. Many software patents in general are along the lines of "method of transforming data to produce data in another form" or "method of allowing user interaction with software". I'm not even exaggerating...
     
  5. Er-El

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    Something completely pointless and a hindrance to progress.
     
  6. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Maybe it isn't and that's why Google have come out talking sh!te and moaning. If it was, then why doesn't Google just stop paying?

    Nice one Microsoft, make those suckers pay!
     
  7. Star*Dagger

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    The EU should just crush Microsoft, and have its many and capable universities create an OS for Europe, there are already wonderful candidates.
    The European Commission should simply require all member countries governmental agencies to use this OS. By creating an installed base the European Commission will then encourage app developers to write for that OS. And then someone in Indiana, USA will say "Hey, Id like to use that OS" and that day will be the beginning of the End of the Microsoft Hegemony.

    Microsoft has hurt the PC platform, business, and the arc of human progress by its business practices and poor coding. It is high time we simply do something about it. Talk to your MEP!!!

    Yours in Anti-Microsoft Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  8. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    You do that whilst I wait for W8 :O
     
  9. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Just creating an OS from scratch does not guarantee it will be free of patent infringement issues. Not when it's possible to get a patent for almost anything these days and has been for a while.

    Just abolish patents to do with software architecture and UI. Be tough on those that innovate (Hello Apple) but hey, I'd rather Apple lose a bit of revenue than continue with this farce.
     
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    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Are you trolling? If not then good luck with that! :thumb:

    You would really like to have an EU controlled OS?
     
  11. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I love the idea, Greece can run the accounts...

    Hold on I mean Ireland... no I mean Portugal... DOH they're rubbish too!
    What about Spain?
    Belgium?
    Switzerland?

    Dag nam it! Isn't there anyone left in Europe who can friggin' well still do sums?
     
  12. fodder

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    Gordon Brown is at a loose end at the moment, you could try him (grabs tin hat..)
     
  13. Instagib

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    Germany. But as they're stumping up nearly half of the EU bail out fund, i don't imagine they'll be too keen with the idea of paying for EUOS too.

    Does have a nice ring to it though.

    Edit; i better patent that.
     
  14. fodder

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    Oh, and an OS commissioned by a government, are you serious? Do you remember the 1970's?

    Let me put it another way, an elephant is a mouse designed to government specifications. If you think Microsoft software is bloated, you would have to reconsider it as anorexic compared to a government sponsored OS.
     
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    Nope, wasn't born. Good times?
     
  16. Star*Dagger

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    Funny how ppl misinterpret. I assumed it was clear that this would be open-source.

    Carry on
     
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    :D
     
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    Right, Microsoft went after the little guys. Samsung, HTC etc...Odd considering that Google was the one that actually created the "infringing" work. The rest are facilitators at best. Says a lot about the strength of their patents.
     
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    Every six months, the location of OS's install folder would change...
     
  20. SaNdCrAwLeR

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    mhm...
    And Google does exactly the same thing in the search engine business...
    except, that Microsoft doesn't sell to 3rd parties what you do with their software... Google does...
    so yeah... let's crush the "evil" empire...
    let's not even speak of Apple! oh no, cuz their OS doesn't bring a default browser without actually giving you any choice on 1st run-time for which browser to use, aside for the fact you're also paying for a UNIX based system, that's pretty much like most Linux distros...

    Yours in Anti-Blind people,
    Booyanach
     
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