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Old September 27th, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jmtjet View Post
This supports Steve Ballmer's claim that Linux is in violation of Microsoft's copyright. Which, I believe, prompted Suse and a couple of other distros to sign agreements with Microsoft for the use of the code.
Well,
XENIX 386 - is the first 32-bit operating system - UNIX-like OS - for Intel 386 processor, SCSI and TCP/IP.
As far as I know, there's no violation.
Linux doesn't violate any of Microsoft's pattent.
The concept of the older UNIX-like OSes was however is used to influence on the
design lines and this is also quite usual in Microsoft developing...

It's certainly an interesting topic and I really don't want
to turn it into a serious argument.
Tell the truth and run...