[News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Innovated' and Renamed Java .SNOT
How ASP.NET began in Java
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| So why did Microsoft deny it? I'm guessing, but maybe the company felt
| that "Project Cool" was related to Java in people's minds, and wanted to
| emphasise that .NET was 100 per cent Java-free. Any resemblance is purely
| coincidental, as novelists like to say.
Did Microsoft just patent sudo?
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| 1985, huh? And when did this Microsoft patent happen? It was filed in
| 2000. Well gee, that doesn't make sense. How'd they get the patent?
| It certainly falls under the category of "obvious" if there's prior
| art such as sudo.
| What makes this whole thing funny, though, is something I saw a couple
| days ago. Head over to Builder-AU and listen to Peter Watson from
| Microsoft. He says,
| Â* "User Account Control is a great idea and strategically
| Â* a direction that sort of all operating systems and all technology
| Â* should be heading down"
| Excuse me? Does he really believe this is all Microsoft's great new
| In the end, this seems like a patent that Microsoft will hold up and
| say "we have a patent and Linux is violating it!" They won't ever
| sue on it though (just leave the threat hanging to scare away
| potential users), because then they could have the patent revoked.
| It's better for them to just wave it around.
Microsoft Says Other OSes Should Imitate UAC
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| The most controversial aspect of Watson's comments all center around
| the idea that Microsoft is a leader with UAC, and that other OSes
| should follow suit. UAC is a cousin of myriad "superuser" process
| elevation strategies, which Mac OS X and all flavors of Linux
| already enjoy. The fact is that Microsoft is late to the party
| with their Microsoftized version of sudo. That's really what UAC
| is, after all: sudo with a fancy display mechanism (to make it hard
| to spoof) and extra monitoring to pick up on "suspicious" behavior.
Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Innovated' and Renamed Java .SNOT
____/ [H]omer on Wednesday 31 October 2007 16:02 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> How ASP.NET began in Java
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>> | So why did Microsoft deny it? I'm guessing, but maybe the company felt
>> | that "Project Cool" was related to Java in people's minds, and wanted to
>> | emphasise that .NET was 100 per cent Java-free. Any resemblance is purely
>> | coincidental, as novelists like to say.
> Wrong link?
> | "We went to a conference, I think it was in Washington DC or
> | something, and Scott and I were up on stage. He is doing this demo,
> | and he says, 'Here is a directory listing'. And I glance up at the
> | screen, and I see file1.cool, all these .cool files, and we're busy
> | denying that there is anything called Cool, and he has this
> | directory listing.
> | "So I was worried that somebody would see that and put two and two
> | together... but nobody picked up on it. They had asked if they
> | could videotape me to re-broadcast, and I'd said fine, but when I
> | realised that the Cool screenshot was shown, I contacted them and
> | said, 'I can't let you have that videotape', and they sent it back.
> | So it never leaked."
Oops. Yes, I keep a clipboard stack, so I spew out the wrong output sometimes.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "The only source is Open Source"
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