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Bazza
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: M$ do it again... :( Reply with quote

Hi everyone...

Not sure if this is true but...... :(

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20091111094923390
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As nearly every Distro with a GUI has a Run as dialogue, even the GUI has prior art.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
As nearly every Distro with a GUI has a Run as dialogue...


It's just that Microsoft didn't have this feature widely enabled until Vista, when they really started to push the "Administrator" and "Restricted" user levels. Groklaw, and the thread posts, show "sudo" and "runas", the command Microsoft chose, both have well over 20 years "prior art".

Patents should not be permitted on software, intellectual property is protected by copyright on the source code.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS can go and shove it where the sun don't shine Evil or Very Mad
First they deem Linux as a threat then they contribute code and now this, just because they contributed a bit of code doesn't mean they can go round nabbing everyone else's ideas and creations.
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been around for some time and there was an article pointing out that MS' patent doesn't affect sudo but might affect PolicyKit depending on how it was interpreted.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnhudson wrote:
This has been around for some time


Since at least November 13th. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
johnhudson wrote:
This has been around for some time


Since at least November 13th. Wink

Still MS aren't that very original
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