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Problem!! This is in Violation of Patents! (ones that shouldn't exist)
Authored by: MacOSXAddict on Aug 11, '04 02:42:08PM

If I rember correctly, Micro$oft just recently applied for and recieved a pattent on how the mouse works and the methods in which you can do different things with it depending on the number of clicks or the length of time the button is depressed. For myself I think Micro$oft should be taken out and shot for even sugesting that they had anythng to do with the development of the Mouse, that is short of copying the idea from Apple and xerox.

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Bob



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MS patent not applicable here
Authored by: hayne on Aug 12, '04 10:26:57AM

The MS patent referred to in the parent comment (and in the following comment) is not applicable to the Mac. That patent is applicable only to "substantially smaller palm-type computers".



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