The battle wages on. This time, Microsoft is claiming patents on various features and functions of the Linux operating system.
This must be a sign of Redmond’s severe lack of innovation and development. When you can’t beat your competitor, just sue them. Not that I believe that Linux is a competitor, it is just another alternative to the Microsoft way. I don’t see Apple suing FSF, probably because of the billions they’re gonna roll in with the iPhone. Oh, snap.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Microsoft battles Linux, as their propagandized advertising campaign of the true “cost” of owning Windows Server versus Linux littered Magazines and TV sets nationwide. That resulted in an uproar about their sources and ultimately the pulling of the ads. Nice try, Balmer.
What will be the result of these frivolous lawsuits? Share your thoughts in the comments.