Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Tuesday 28 March 2006 20:59 \__
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
>> on Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:14:40 +0100
>>> __/ [ ray ] on Tuesday 28 March 2006 16:59 \__
>>>> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 05:42:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> < snip />
>>>> We're due to have one of their four head systems installed at the
>>>> Portneuf District Library in Idaho. This follows on the successful
>>>> deployment of Mandrake Linux on the public access internet computers last
>>>> year - a VERY successful deployment, I might add. No complaints in over a
>>>> year, and a recent customer satisfaction survey showed universal
>>>> acceptance and revealed that several patrons were unaware they were not
>>>> running MS.
>>> Is this /truly/ the test for success? It leaves me with a bad taste in the
>> I can't say I'm all that happy about it myself, and there
>> are rather sinister implications if Microsoft wants to
>> exhume a certain look-and-feel suit (which ultimately got
>> rejected -- but that was then; this is now, although stare
>> decisis might give us some protection).
> That's just what I thought. Think of all these iPod copycats that vanished
> due to lawsuits.
If you consider that Windows XP was a pretty overt copy of KDE, then I'm
not sure that Microsoft would have much of a case here, were they to try
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