Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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by vivainio on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:42 UTC
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Microsoft wouldn't do something as drastic as this if it wasn't seriously threatened. And I thought MSFT had completely bought out Asus already ("It's better with Windows" or whatever).

Seems like Asus is back in our camp.

Incidentally, how can they extort Chrome OS? It should be pretty clean, it's just Linux with a browser.

(Android, as it appears, is infringing every copyright known to man by running unlicensed Java (r) from Oracle ;-)

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