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Old 24th Dec 2001, 11:27 PM   #1
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Sarcastic Microsoft in Court Again

Who didn't see this coming :

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/ne...kpt=zdnnp1tp01

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The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a motion with the U.S. Court for the Western District of Washington against Lindows, which is developing a version of the Linux operating system that will run popular applications written for Microsoft's Windows OS.

Microsoft contends the company, which plans to formally release its product next year, purposely is trying to confuse Lindows with Windows. The suit asks the court to order the start-up to stop using the Lindows name and also seeks unspecified monetary damages.


"We're not asking the court to stop the company from making their products," said Microsoft spokesman Jon Murchinson. "What we're saying is they should not use a name that could confuse the public and infringe on our valuable trademark."
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Old 25th Dec 2001, 12:07 AM   #2
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Bill Gates lights his fire with little baby kittens. ITS TRUE.

(That developer deserves everything he gets. MP3.com was poop.)
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Old 25th Dec 2001, 04:50 AM   #3
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purposely is trying to confuse Lindows with Windows
- should be thrown out of court, given that no software developer in his right mind would want to have anything to do with The Crappiest Operating System In The World (tm).

EDIT: typo.

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Old 25th Dec 2001, 05:06 AM   #4
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- should be thrown out of court, given that no software developer in his right mind would want to have anything to do with Thw Crappiest Operating System In The World (tm).
True, oh so true!
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Old 26th Dec 2001, 05:25 AM   #5
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That's not too surprising
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Old 26th Dec 2001, 05:28 AM   #6
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Old 26th Dec 2001, 07:31 AM   #7
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All I have to say is, thank God they chose Linux. For a while I was hearing about them trying to take over FreeBSD. Better some poser Unix variation like Linux than BSD.
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Old 26th Dec 2001, 08:59 AM   #8
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I've heard about this for a while. Goddamn MS, yeah, everyone's getting confused! Oh no, lindows, that's almost like WINDOWS.

Since when can you ****ing SUE for having a name that's one letter different from yours! uh-oh, there's someone named Job, that's almost like Bob! Bob better sue his ass!
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