So Much for Word Processing
This just in: a judge has ordered Microsoft to stop selling Microsoft Word by the end of the next 60 days. Sure Word is annoying, but really?
Apparently, the way Word separately manipulates a document’s content and architecture infringes on some copyright. A version of word that couldn’t open documents in .XML .DOCX or .DOCM formats containing custom XML would be fine… but that doesn’t help Microsoft out any right now. The 2003 and 2007 versions are both now illegal. They also have to pay $240 million in damages to the company that holds the patent they infringed upon.
And really, who needs this:
Missing floppy…? If that’s what they’re using over there maybe they do need to rethink things.
Microsoft plans to appeal, naturally… but this is one more thing for me to add to my list of reasons to switch to Macs.
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