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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RE[2]: Threatened
by l3v1 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Threatened"
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FAT32 patents.
That's how they got HTC.

Fortunately ChromeOS/Linux support quite a number of great file systems (and in the case of ChromeOS the local FS doesn't matter that much, so FAT32 could be stripped out and nobody would care), unlike some other who likes to threaten more than to compete,

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