Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I disagree.

I believe software patents can stifle innovation.

Copyright cannot, not in the Software Engineering industry anyway.

Also if it wasn't for Copyright many open source projects would be swallowed by large software companies and you would never see it again.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm just saying 75 years after the death of the author is to much, even ridiculous :-)

That is no incentive for Disney to come up with a new Mickey Mouse. Thus no innovation.

Edited 2012-11-30 17:50 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think 75 years is silly for copyright yes.

However I don't know what Mickey Mouse has got to do with the law protecting my hard-work when creating a software program.

Creating Software is non-trivial, while I work for a gambling company ... if I worked for myself, I would like to think there are protections in my own country that stop a rival just de-compiling/stealing and redistributing something if I am selling licenses.

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