Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Dec 2008 20:00 UTC
Legal Large multinational software companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google, rarely - if ever - initiate patent infringement lawsuits against other software companies, probably because they themselves infringe on lots of patents too. However, they do get sued themselves by smaller companies. Even though the Christian part of the world is all about forgiveness and love and pink ponies during the holidays (or, at least, they ought to be), Apple, Google, and Microsoft have been struck by a patent infringement lawsuit started by Cygnus Systems.
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RE[3]: Patent Troll
by dragossh on Sat 27th Dec 2008 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Patent Troll"
dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

OS X populates everything with .DS_Store. It's worse than Windows, because you can't turn this off.

Edited 2008-12-27 09:28 UTC

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RE[4]: Patent Troll
by Wowbagger on Sat 27th Dec 2008 13:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Patent Troll"
Wowbagger Member since:
2005-07-06

You mean like the Thumbs.db thing in Windows you can't turn off either?

TinkerTool will let you turn this off for network volumes, on OS X native disks it won't show up, so what's the issue?

Edited 2008-12-27 13:47 UTC

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RE[5]: Patent Troll
by Zoidberg on Sat 27th Dec 2008 16:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Patent Troll"
Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

You mean like the Thumbs.db thing in Windows you can't turn off either?


What are you talking about? Yes you most certainly can turn it off, as was already pointed out. Go to Folder Options and select "Do Not Cache Thumbnails".

Edited 2008-12-27 17:01 UTC

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RE[5]: Patent Troll
by Zoidberg on Sun 28th Dec 2008 05:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Patent Troll"
Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

Sorry double post.

Edited 2008-12-28 05:20 UTC

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