Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Nov 2005 23:51 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft intends to submit file formats for its new Office 12 applications to the European standards body ECMA International. The company hopes this will allay concern about its level of control over document formats. Update by AS: For the curious, here's a sample Office 12 file and a sample XPS file. (Note: Right click > Save As..., we're not configured to serve these files just yet.)
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RE[2]: Cost
by matthew_i on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Cost"
matthew_i
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2005-07-14

That said, Microsoft hasn't really ever sued a competitor, they just find other even more underhanded ways to bury them.

They sued Linspire when it was still known as "Lindows". In fact, they did it in every country where Linspire operated at the time.

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RE[3]: Cost
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 01:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Cost"
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2005-11-13

They sued Linspire when it was still known as "Lindows". In fact, they did it in every country where Linspire operated at the time.

That was over trademark infringement. Historically MS has not been a major sue happy corporation when it comes to *ip* rights.

Most of the patents etc. that they pursue or more than likely to fend off the literal hordes of people who are suing them constantly.

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