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[3]: Anti-competitive?
by lemur2 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Anti-competitive?"
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Anyways FAT32 expires in 2014 so it is not as if they can charge forever.

Keep the focus, please.

Microsoft's current FAT patents are not for FAT32, they are for writing long filesnames on FAT32.

Linux doesn't violate these patents.

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