Microsoft Threatens to Stop Selling Microsoft Office over Word Ban

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Zazubovich

will no doubt feel a little schadenfreude.  The new office is teh suck.

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quantumnerd

How is microsoft somehow evil for making their own file saving system?

It seems that microsoft gets a bad rap just because they're a "big evil corporation". You know, help the little people talk.

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Zachary K.

Just about all businesses and schools use Microsoft
office, and if they stop selling it, oh boy. You don’t need to be a judge to
know that would be bad.

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Stry8993

Now I don't feel so bad about my copy of Microsoft Office 2007 "BLUE EDITION". Suck it up buttercups. One of the richest companies in the world, stop whining, fix it, and move on.

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mattman059

obviously by your comment you dont know much about business...spending money hurts no matter who you are

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HeartBurnKid

As much as I'm not a fan of patent trolls, I must admit to a certain amount of schadenfreude here.  Microsoft has built its empire, in part, on (over)zealous enforcement of its software patents, so it's nice to see them on the receiving end for once.

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snapple00

Lol. 290 million? Oh no! I bet Microsoft is scared! That is soo much money! What will they do?! Everyone is going to lose their job! No one has that much money!!!

 

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MeTo

Microsoft says it will "inflict irreparable harm on Microsoft". Microsoft what do you think you did to i4i?

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snapple00

Made a better product, and put them under. But I'm sure if you had your way then all companies would forever be able to live on in happiness no matter how shitty their products are.

Looks to me like a business strategy. Infringe this patent, pay the cost if they catch us. Either way, Microsoft still comes out ahead. TACTICS!

(Go back to smoking your dope you hippy)

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MeTo

You can't take a standard .XML and make it bend to your wishes. That is why it was made STANDARD. Microsoft doctored up a standard to suit them self's. Standards are put in place for cross platforms,cross operating systems,cross web browsers what have you to be common standard. There is a old saying don't mess with mother nature. DON'T mess with standards.I know 290 million is a drop in the bucket to Microsoft i hope the judge sticks to his original decision.

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chemguyca

Vivre la liberté. Download OpenOffice and free yourself from the yolk of tyranny that is Microsoft. Like young children, they're going to take their ball and go home. I wouldn't miss them.

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HeartBurnKid

The suit was about plain text being encapsulated in xml files.  What do you think .odf is?

This company's going to go after Sun next.

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samduhman

Why do I find this so hilarious! ROFLMAO....oh it's because as a hardcore PC gamer I'm royally peeved at how Microsoft has repeatedly stabbed the PC gamer in the back since the orginal Xbox was released. ;) 

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Spider-Mom

Stupid people like make me want to cry, or punch some one(you).

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Spider-Mom

Stupid people like make me want to cry, or punch some one(you).

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mattman059

Sounds like a good time to head over to www.openoffice.org and download OpenOffice :P

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Techrocket9

There is a version of OpenOffice that supports .docx. It's called go-oo.org It is also free. http://www.go-oo.org/

 

 

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nekollx

 or, you know, just use open office 3.1

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Techrocket9

I could be wrong, but I believe 3.1 has read support only.

 

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nekollx

 i dunno its a injunction against XML, how long before Open Office comes underfire?

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MeTo

To be correct it's about OOXML they should have stayed with .XML standard and they would have been in the clear. Microsoft deviated from the standard.

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isamuelson

Nekollx, i4i has already come out stating they looked at Open Office and found that it does not infringe on its patents.

 

http://gcn.com/Articles/2009/08/17/Federal-future-Microsoft-Word-uncertain.aspx?Page=2

 

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Tekzel

I am curious how even they could come to that conclusion.  I tried to read the patent document and it was a vague, indecipherable piece of shit.  As are most documents written by patent trolls.

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comptech08

Well of course, there is not much money in suing Open Office like there is Microsoft.

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nekollx

 Um where you getting that.

 

This isnt Jobobks Hack Office we're talking Open Office

 

Owned by Sun Microsytems...

 

You know...owners of Java?

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comptech08

I am not talking about what other things Sun does.  Microsofts Word is a cash cow, the Open office suite is free, so Sun is not making near as much money as Microsoft is with their "word" processing software.

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