Symantec sues Microsoft

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  1. Acadia

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    Could be interesting.

    Injunction to stop vista roll out; wow.
     
  3. Peter2150

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    To me it was a humorous read. Nothing can damage Symantec as effectively as there own tech support.:(
     
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    I've been putting off buying a new PC because I was waiting for Vista to be released so the humour is lost on me.
     
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    Hi, The Hammer

    With Symantec involved it would, if not controled be a Hog. :cautious:

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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    Hi Hammer

    I hear what you are saying. What I found humorous was that Symantec was saying someone else could cause them severe damage. They are there own worst enemy IMHO.

    Pete
     
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    Yeah, Symantec is constantly shooting themselves in the foot, but this time I believe that they used a shotgun. :D

    Acadia
     
  8. TonyW

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    As I understand it, the suit centres around Symantec's Volume Manager program, which allows an OS to store a large amount of data. Apparently, Microsoft licenced a basic version of the technology from Veritas in 1996, now owned by Symantec, and they say it was licenced again in 2004. So how far Symantec will succeed in this is anybody's guess.
     
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    Symantec tech support is an oxymoron.
     
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    *Popcorn* :p

    I'm surprised Microsoft has not issued a countersuit.....Next, Symantec will sue MS for its AV products......
     
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    In my opinion, this will not slow the release of Vista. It is all about compensation. Symatec is simply trying to bolster their negotiation power and maximize their out of court settlement amount.
     
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