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    MS sues teen... Wow...

    This just goes to show M$ has no limits. Utterly ridiculous!

    http://www.nbc5i.com/technology/2774862/detail.html

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    M$ really are pushing it now. Sueing a 17 year old for a having a domain name that sounds like M$? I hope he gets the $10,000 he wants for the site but it'll never happen. M$ should just drop it and stop trying to crush small businesses.

    Personally I'd of accepted the $10

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    Hmm, Interesting, although I'm still not sure, what takes precedence? A person's name or a trademark..

    Microsoft has offered the teen $10 to pay for the site; however, Rowe has asked for $10,000.
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    M$ seems to be way out of line with much of what they do, but we live in a world of big corporations, so they can basically do whatever they want

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    Originally posted by Matt
    Hmm, Interesting, although I'm still not sure, what takes precedence? A person's name or a trademark..

    LOL!
    I would say person's name is definitely primal, after all

    17 years ago M$ was still a small and not all that important company, 17 years ago when that kid was given a name

    and dudes at M$ are being complete a**-es with this one, it is really shameful of them to even think of doing something like it, it's rackless

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    M$ better do something to start saving face because with alternatives becoming more and more plentiful and viable, M$ is going to be in some serious trouble very soon. This kind of thing does NOT help them!

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    Re: MS sues teen... Wow...

    Originally posted by WorldBuilder
    This just goes to show M$ has no limits. Utterly ridiculous!

    http://www.nbc5i.com/technology/2774862/detail.html

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    That's just so low...
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    Originally posted by WorldBuilder
    M$ better do something to start saving face because with alternatives becoming more and more plentiful and viable, M$ is going to be in some serious trouble very soon. This kind of thing does NOT help them!

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    I still see no alternatives for Windows yet, I don't know what the real percentage is but I suppose around 90% of the desktops run Windows still. Most of the new computers that you would go out and buy today, come pre-installed with the Windows software.

    It's quite an ingenious idea that will live on for quiet awhile (Just my opinion).
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    You got to admit though that the kid kind of knew it was coming when he registered the domain. I don't see why MSFT doesn't just pay the amount for the domain if they want it so bad.

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    Originally posted by Matt
    I still see no alternatives for Windows yet, I don't know what the real percentage is but I suppose around 90% of the desktops run Windows still. Most of the new computers that you would go out and buy today, come pre-installed with the Windows software.

    It's quiet an ingenious idea that will live on for quiet awhile (Just my opinion).
    What is such an ingenious idea?

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    Originally posted by mttatkns
    What is such an ingenious idea?
    It is the ultimate operating interface used today, I'm obviously not the only one thinking the same.
    I don't want to bring up the whole Windows vs *nix discussion but we all know Windows has its ups and downs.

    Even if you hate Microsoft, you have to admit, Windows sure is a pretty useful piece of software. I think everyone starts with Windows, some realize later on that there are further options available such as *nix.

    My point can definitely be argued but its just my opinion.
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    Matt, you're absolutely right, I think. M$ certainly has it's place, and I hope they are around for a long time to come. The competition they create with open source will keep quality products coming out, and that simply helps everyone!

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    Interesting..
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    http://www.canada.com/national/natio...b-1ab4d8a11bd9

    Just to keep everyone updated, seems that a mutual agreement has been reached.
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    Good for him, although I would probably have held out for a few thousand dollars worth of M$ licensed development products, OS'es, etc... After all, what could cost him $2,000 only costs M$ $2, you know?

    M$ did do the right thing, though, settling with Mike. Saves them face. Everyone is happy!

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