Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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RE[3]: wow
by Windows Sucks on Thu 7th Jul 2011 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: wow"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

I don't think Linux is toast ether.

But as we are seeing now even companies like Samsung with a lot more money (And Google it seems) are not willing to stand up to Microsoft ether. I am sure a company like Samsung would not just cave to giving a nice chunk of their profits to Microsoft if they thought Microsofts position was weak.

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RE[4]: wow
by r_a_trip on Thu 7th Jul 2011 19:38 in reply to "RE[3]: wow"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I don't know if you were around during the SCO saga, but experience teaches me to wait until real suits are brought with the claims out on the table.

Unless this happens, my guess is that these big companies are making a calculated guess at what is cheaper. Paying up some peanuts (which is footed by the customers) or get in a protracted legal wrangling with MS (not even counting in the merits of such a suit).

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RE[5]: wow
by _txf_ on Thu 7th Jul 2011 22:38 in reply to "RE[4]: wow"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Unless this happens, my guess is that these big companies are making a calculated guess at what is cheaper. Paying up some peanuts (which is footed by the customers) or get in a protracted legal wrangling with MS (not even counting in the merits of such a suit).


Not to mention that while the suit is ongoing MS finds other ways to screw with them...

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RE[5]: wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 8th Jul 2011 12:08 in reply to "RE[4]: wow"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Well remember the SCO issues were never proven or disproven in court because Novell steped in and proved they still owned the rights to UNIX.

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