It is the original nature of conduct that the word of any well-mannered person should be accepted as fact in the course of good business. Microsoft products are used dominantly throughout the entire world because they are accepted as a valid product and expressed as a thorough and complete solution for the daily functions of a company. When a spokesman of Microsoft says that they think other persons not deployed by Microsoft, have infringed on Microsoft's intellectual property by copying it selectively into a non-competing or competing product dubbed "Linux", then we should accept that as fact until whomever makes "Linux" can prove otherwise in direct comparison of Microsoft's property (code) to the alleged offending code of Linux.
Hands down. No if's, and's, or but's. If Linux can't defend itself against all accusations against it, then development should be stopped on that unmaintainable device or product that uses it. I don't want to hear any more of this subject. Let it all die already. You all are non-conformists that make me sick. I should be able to turn on any computer and run software for Microsoft Windows they way that I imagine it should run. The same goes for Macintosh; it should all run the software on the store shelves, not some fanatics' special aisl of their own software. The U.S. Government, Internal Revenue Service, and municipal courts staff and tellers all use Microsoft's Windows operating system and software and that should be the requirement of every person just so they can interact with reality in daily life. You people all just erect obstacles preventing everyone from doing their job.
Get off your soapbox and find some real talent, because computer software and patents are obviously not yours but someone else's talent that you borrowed.
Bob P. Goiter