Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:05 UTC, submitted by CPUGuy
Windows "In Vista/Longhorn server, the file system (NTFS) will start supporting a new filesystem object (examples of existing filesystem objects are files, folders etc.). This new object is a symbolic link. Think of a symbolic link as a pointer to another file system object (it can be a file, folder, shortcut or another symbolic link)." More news out of Redmond: "Microsoft will add a 'Save As' function in its upcoming Microsoft Office 12 for publishing the developer's own electronic document format, XPS, another move in a competitive campaign against Adobe."
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wow!!!
by vasper on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:55 UTC
vasper
Member since:
2005-07-22

Will they patent Symbolic Links too? ;)

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RE: wow!!!
by raver31 on Tue 1st Nov 2005 08:03 in reply to "wow!!!"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

If there is no previous patent applied for, then there is nothing to stop Microsoft trying to patent it.

I actually hope they do try to patent the idea of symbolic links, for the reason that if they do, it will show the US patent laws up for the shambles they already are.

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