164321 submission Submission + - Microsoft claims 256 patents in Linux Submitted by geeflow on Sunday May 13, 2007 @05:29PM geeflow writes: "Did you see it coming? HP, Dell? CNNMoney.com says: Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Read the rest of the story: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_arc hive/2007/05/28/100033867/"