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fuchingsiang
13th September 2005, 03:19 PM
LOSER (http://www.earthv.com/articles.asp?ArticleID=2260)

Looks like microsoft is getting nervous on the success of Tiger, and did this knowing that it can't deliver LooooongHorn to even par with the current Tiger. However, it should be alright if they don't put charges on, almost all, software companies that uses 'Microsoft's Double Clicking'.

Disko
13th September 2005, 03:22 PM
Microsoft granted patent for double-click</span>
<span style=\'color:grey\'>6/2/2004 5:28:50 PM | Posted by Larry

Microsoft has been granted a patent on the double-click by the US Patents and Trademark Office. The patent, number 6,727,830, was granted on April 27.
http://www.users.on.net/~disko/images/timeline.gif :)

jobe
13th September 2005, 03:24 PM
O W L D

and if you actually went to read the article you yourself posted, and/or the patent instead of succumbing to the unfounded sensationalism, you&#39;d realise they are not patenting the "double click" as such rather a method whereby

Alternative application functions are launched based on the length of time an application button is pressed.

EDIT: lol disko

jobe
13th September 2005, 03:27 PM
If you want stupid patents, read up on Trumps attempts to patent the use of "You&#39;re Fired&#33;" on TV.


Originally posted by American Dad
That&#39;s passive past tense Trump, you don&#39;t own that.

decryption
13th September 2005, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by fuchingsiang@Sep 13 2005, 03:19 PM
LOSER (http://www.earthv.com/articles.asp?ArticleID=2260)

Looks like microsoft is getting nervous on the success of Tiger, and did this knowing that it can&#39;t deliver LooooongHorn to even par with the current Tiger. However, it should be alright if they don&#39;t put charges on, almost all, software companies that uses &#39;Microsoft&#39;s Double Clicking&#39;.
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feeze
13th September 2005, 04:37 PM
And now for a picture of a duck.

Hey everyone else is using pictures.

fuchingsiang
13th September 2005, 04:55 PM
Oops...my bad, to avoid further misleading, mod please lock or delete it :P