Microsoft and Virtual Desktops/Pagers

Posted by – 26/02/2004

Interesting that in Microsoft’s Pager/Virtual Desktops patent application they show KDE’s and GNOME’s pagers drawings as prior work.

I wonder if we’ll have to pay Microsoft any royalties for using pagers under GNU/Linux if that patent is granted or if that will only work in Windows Systems. IANAL, but I’d say that, since it’s a concept, it’s unlikely we’ll be affected (unless we duplicate the look’n’feel Microsoft intends for their own pagers and VDs)…

Anyways, it’s always a pleasure noticing that Microsoft is trying to do things as we have done for years instead of it happening backwards. 😉

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