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M$ do it again... :(

Postby Bazza » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:06 pm

Hi everyone...

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

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?stor ... 1094923390
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Bazza, G0LCU...

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:50 pm

As nearly every Distro with a GUI has a Run as dialogue, even the GUI has prior art.
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Postby ollie » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 am

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".

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Postby pctechie » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:03 pm

MS can go and shove it where the sun don't shine :evil:
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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Postby johnhudson » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:06 pm

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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Postby Rhakios » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:15 pm

johnhudson wrote:This has been around for some time


Since at least November 13th. ;)
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Postby pctechie » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 pm

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


Since at least November 13th. ;)

Still MS aren't that very original
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