Microsoft fined $500 million for patent infringement

This is a discussion on Microsoft fined $500 million for patent infringement within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Im not trying to bash MS, but why they hell would a win box be allowed any where near a ...

  1. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    Im not trying to bash MS, but why they hell would a win box be allowed any where near a plant like that.

    I though these people were using mainframes, there ones older than all of us, as in ones with almost all bugs fixed before we were born.

    Why the hell would windows get on these things?

    Sure are gov buys some, but there workstations. Nothing important.

    I wonder if they can describe there hardware. I got a chance to check out some old school IBMs once(the next town over from me has 2 plants, they had a program to get some people in).

  2. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    Atleast there not running Apples:

    Dear Apple,
    I am a homosexual. I bought an Apple computer because of its well earned reputation for being "the" gay computer. Since I have become an Apple owner, I have been exposed to a whole new world of gay friends. It is really a pleasure to meet and compute with other homos such as myself. I plan on using my new Apple computer as a way to entice and recruit young schoolboys into the homosexual lifestyle; it would be so helpful if you could produce more software which would appeal to young boys. Thanks in advance.

    with much gayness,

    Father Randy "Pudge" O'Day, S.J.
    --Slashdot.org, News for Nerds, Stuff that matters.

  3. #18
    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    1,916
    Martman, is that Apple thing you just posted real? *doubts it*
    Away.

  4. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    Martman, is that Apple thing you just posted real? *doubts it*
    Its some ones comments, from slashdot.

    I posted it as a joke, I think the guy wrote it as one too.

  5. #20
    carry on JaWiB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,972
    this is not entirely a Microsoft
    problem, as it reeks of poor System Security Engineering
    practiced by the Utility Companies, and associated equipment and
    technology suppliers.
    ...Any decent firewall should be able to block this worm AFAIK, so this theory seems somewhat implausible (to me, at least).
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
    -John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)

    "Work hard and it might happen."
    -XSquared

  6. #21
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    I have ZA 4.0 and dont have this problem. I had alrdy disabled this $$$$ when i installed windows, i have been the whole year i have had xp. I thought it was common sense lol.

    Anyway, BestBuy is charging 60.00 a hit to fix it, so i have been doing it all day at 20.00 a shot in the parking lot. I stood outside best buy and told people with pc's i would do it for 20.00, i made about 450.00 today.

  7. #22
    ¡Amo fútbol!
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    2,136
    One must admit that many of linux's desktop ideas and much of their design has been highly influenced by windows.

  8. #23
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    Which was influenced by xerox

  9. #24
    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,683
    Originally posted by RoD
    I have ZA 4.0 and dont have this problem. I had alrdy disabled this $$$$ when i installed windows, i have been the whole year i have had xp. I thought it was common sense lol.

    Anyway, BestBuy is charging 60.00 a hit to fix it, so i have been doing it all day at 20.00 a shot in the parking lot. I stood outside best buy and told people with pc's i would do it for 20.00, i made about 450.00 today.

    do you mean 20$ to remove the worm and install a patch. Man thats atrocious... i wish i was in the US fixin computers...

  10. #25
    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    1,916
    You made $450 in $20 increments, eh RoD? Hmmm....

    Where did you get power to run computers in the parking lot?
    Away.

  11. #26
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    not exact amount, i havent counted it its jus the number me and will are throwing around as a guesstimate. We didnt actually power them in the parking lot, we handed out printouts with our numbers and address with directions to our houses from the bust buy. We told everyone to start coming by after 5pm and stayed at best buy till about 3 till the cops got called on us. They told us to beat it and by that time we had alot of flyers passed out.

    Took hold of a good opportunity.

  12. #27
    ¡Amo fútbol!
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    2,136
    Originally posted by RoD
    Which was influenced by xerox
    Ya, the idea of windows. What about everything else dumbass?


    As for your other stuff, *cough*BS*cough*

  13. #28
    Wannabe Coding God
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    259
    Originally posted by spoon_
    You all seem to forget where you would be without Microsoft's Windows & their other products.

    The business world wouldn't be where it is now without Windows. Office workers would be less productive having to deal with the small idiosyncracies of Linux.

    You probably wouldn't be playing half of the games you play now.

    Windows is good $$$$, and you all know it. I've been runing Windows XP Pro for a year now. Never reformatted, never had one problem. You know why? Because I take care of my computer (updates, anti-virus, etc).
    This part of your post is pure BS. What would I be with out MS and thier other products? Same place I would be now being a mac user.

    THe business world could use macs instad...those work better then windowses anyway,so they would probably be more productiv not having to deal with thier compuers not working.

    Lesser games? Nah I got planty of good games for mac which have never been near a windows so that's also BS.

    I havn't reformated my mac running Mac OS 8.6 for about 5 years and it works perfect .And I've never reforamted the machin running redhat linux 6.2 (havn't gotten around to install a newer version)

    :edited for spelling mistakes, and for leaving words out:
    Last edited by Shogun; 08-16-2003 at 03:04 AM.
    They say that if you play a Windows Install CD backwords, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing; play it forward and it installs Windows.

  14. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    THe business world could use macs instad...those work better then windowses anyway,so they would probably be more productiv not having to deal with thier compuers not working.
    No, no one likes them for a reason.

    Lesser games? Nah I got planty of good games for mac which have never been near a windows so that's also BS.
    MS practicly owns the PC market, bull $$$$.

    I havn't reformated my mac running Mac OS 8.6 for about 5 years and it works perfect .
    Funny what happens when you dont use it and Apple takes no risks.

    And I've never reforamted the machin running redhat linux 6.2 (havn't gotten around to install a newer version)
    I still have good old Zoot running on a box some where

    One must admit that many of linux's desktop ideas and much of their design has been highly influenced by windows.
    "Every car company makes a steering wheel but no one tries to say the steering wheel is their invention"

    The one thing I have to give MS/Gates credit for is business. Besides from making a nice amount of profits they turn computers into a real business.

    Others helped, but they did alot and have the name.

  15. #30
    Wannabe Coding God
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    259
    Originally posted by mart_man00

    Funny what happens when you dont use it and Apple takes no risks.


    I still have good old Zoot running on a box some where
    I just both those computers on a daily bases.
    They say that if you play a Windows Install CD backwords, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing; play it forward and it installs Windows.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Problem building Quake source
    By Silvercord in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-11-2010, 10:13 AM
  2. Apps that act "differently" in XP SP2
    By Stan100 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-16-2004, 11:38 PM
  3. Another Microsoft joke
    By Panopticon in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-02-2003, 12:53 PM
  4. Retaliation towards witch king\microsoft
    By Koshare in forum Linux Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-19-2001, 05:54 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21