Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 18:53 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE As reported by Slashdot, debate has risen over ClearType in Linux. OpenSUSE recently disabled this technology, saying "that this feature is covered by several Microsoft patents and should not be activated in any default build of the library". Other websites have picked up on this as well: "The strange thing is though: no matter the fact that Novell and Microsoft are now buddies, openSUSE still has to be concerned about the ClearType patents!"
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Your excuses are not only lame, but mendacious too; if the name of the article went somewhat like "Slashdot participants think OpenSUSE is hobbled by Microsoft Patents" then they those excuses may had holded (few) droplets of water. But then, of course, it would have looked a lot less interesting.

Shame, shame.

Don't be too hard on Thom. From pieces like his tirade against the Linux desktop, we already know he's a webhit whore; you don't change behaviour like that overnight even once you admit it.

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