No more Office Word

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  1. bertmace

    bertmace MDL Member

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    #1 bertmace, Aug 12, 2009
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  2. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Sounds kind of far-fetched... And no link to the story?
    Pardon me while I remain skeptical.
     
  3. Bagheera

    Bagheera MDL Member

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    x2........
     
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  4. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    #6 Lenmaer, Aug 12, 2009
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    Who knows maybe you'll get "Office U" bundled with OpenOffice, like we should have gotten "Windows E".
     
  5. bertmace

    bertmace MDL Member

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    Money will fix it all LOL!
     
  6. thenjduke

    thenjduke MDL Novice

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    Microsoft Money that is :) Version 200 Billion
     
  7. HSChronic

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    this is a real tricky suit. Stuff like this needs a new type of judge and system where people understand the matter at hand. I am not saying judges are stupid but a lot of times things like this where you are talking about a system within a system that is an open format is over their heads.

    For a judge to say "You can't sell Word" is stupid, but at the same time for the company in question to not be able to defend their IP would also be detrimental.
     
  8. Mr_MKE

    Mr_MKE MDL Novice

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    And it's only 'A' judge and he can be overturned. They may have to remove the XML portion out, or rewrite it but they WILL be selling word. I'd bet money, lots of it, on that fact. :)
     
  9. PrEzi

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    I think that the whole patent-regulations must be revamped.
    For me it is silly to patent something that is used in an Open-Source format.
     
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  10. tom.slick

    tom.slick MDL Novice

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    all the office downloads on technet are disabled
     
  11. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    I think that MS could sell "Office WOW" (WithOuthWord), but lot of people will come to this forum with no aparently reason :D
     
  12. tom.slick

    tom.slick MDL Novice

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    okay so now the downloads are working again
     
  13. sunnybear

    sunnybear MDL Novice

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    this just temperorily....and it only happens in US....
     
  14. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    They cant do that too many businesses and schools know and use MS Word-its gotta be the #1 used word processing program. I actually thought it would have been Corel Word Perfect suing if anybody since I believe they were actually first.
     
  15. HotCarl

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    #19 HotCarl, Aug 12, 2009
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    Dumbest thing I have seen all day...
    Basically: "...you can't sell Office 2007 (since it contains Word in its present form) in the US anymore (due to a *Canadian* company; what about Canada? ROFL); yes, the same office suite that has probably already been installed on hundreds of thousands of PCs worldwide, and has been widely purchased by consumers already and pirated just as much...(so does it even matter?)" ROFL. If anything, MS will just pay off Canadian company i4i, or buy them. I foresee a nice sum of money headed i4i's way...
    That is how the world works unfortunately, if your business is suffering (in all honesty, how many people besides me and a hand-full of others have actually heard of i4i??) then file a patent infringement lawsuit. It was well known to these so-called "hand-full" of people that I mentioned earlier that i4i held the patent on XML (i4i did not call it "XML" when they patented it originally, but that does not matter)...they held the patent silently all this time and waited until it best suited them to file a lawsuit. Such B.S.

    ...another word comes to mind (actually a few) and that is "gold-digger". "Pathetic" is another. I now despise i4i's shady business tactics more than I do MS. Congrats i4i, you just made yourself look like asses in my book.

    This is so stupid. ...and only in Texas of course.
     
  16. mason092

    mason092 MDL Novice

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    This is the stupidest thing I have seen all week. How can a company have a patent on XML? MS will probably pay them off, or they will appeal this or counter-sue or whatever it is that they need to do (I'm not lawyer!) I'm guessing the former, but MS has enough money to pay them and be done with it.