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Old 04 June 2010, 12:28   #1
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Amiga helps Linux out of legal trouble

In some respects the A1000 is still cutting edge technology, and thereby helps Linux distributors against a vile copyright lawsuit.

Here is the rest of a delighting story: My Amiga Killed a Troll
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Old 04 June 2010, 12:39   #2
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No really, quite interesting, but I somehow missed how the A1000 is linked to the virtual desktop stuff.
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Old 04 June 2010, 12:41   #3
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I want that game lol!... and yeah i kind of missed the point also, but was intreaged
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Old 04 June 2010, 15:48   #4
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What the hell is "prior art"anyway?
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What the hell is "prior art"anyway?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prior_art
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Old 04 June 2010, 18:04   #6
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That's a great story. Just goes to show how great Amigas really were way back in the 80s. State of the art indeed.
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Old 04 June 2010, 21:56   #7
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Good old Amiga -Im still confused as to what patent was supposedly being infringed.
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Old 04 June 2010, 22:01   #8
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Patent number 5,072,412, titled "User Interface with Multiple Workspaces for Sharing Display System Objects" is detailed like this: "The invention relates to the organization of display objects such as windows into groups which are displayed together on a display-based user interface, each group being appropriate to particular user task." In other words, virtual desktops.
http://www.osnews.com/story/23245/No...e_Patent_Claim

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Yeah, I didn't get it at first - since I was thinking about VM stuff rather than the original virtual desktop our beloved miggy did very well
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Ah, I see. Some people really have too much time and money at their hands... A1000 saved the day! Hurray!
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