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Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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I wouldn't want Microsoft to sue KDE, if KDE had borrowed an interface idea from windows. More than just the monopolistic arguments, I don't think things should be patentable.

You have it round the wrong way there. The UI on Win7 is a copy of KDE.

But then, for years people have said KDE is a copy of Windows lol

Microsoft cannot sue "KDE" as it is not one entity, but a conglomeration of hundreds, maybe thousands, of developers the world over.

Now on the other hand, it would also be disgusting if any KDE developer sues Microsoft over it.

A good interface is a good interface, ie, most vcr's, cd players, dvd players have play/pause, stop, fwd and rew... does anyone try to patent them ?

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