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Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft - 1.4 Billion US $ Fine

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  1. Bastieeeh New Member

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    A news post at Heise online caught my attention earlier today. Linked below is a picture out of the first tab patent (patent # 1,435,664) from 1922. Over 70 years Later this patent merged into a patent (# 5,160,296) owned by the father of an opera developer which was the first web browser utilizing tabbed browsing. The developer later on switched to the Mozilla team and so they were allowed to implement tabbed browsing. As Microsoft introduced the internet explorer 7 it was time for the Mozilla foundation to strike back.

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    Source: heise news
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    This seems to be a legitimate lawsuit... unlike the 10293810293813 other ones against MS :laugh:
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    good god, only in America, lol.
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    Are Tabs really Patented??? :eek:
    or is it bcoz its April 1st????:rolleyes: :D;)
    Plz tell me ppl :D :p
  5. Dark Ride Mushkin Rep

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    It's a April fools joke.
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    it's april fools lol, get over it man
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    i dunno, I'd say technically it'd be quite a legitimate law sue.
    tabs have been used in other programs but not implemented in the same way.

    would b interesting 2 see if this truly is April fools crap.
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    Dear readers,
    of course this is an April Fools Day joke that Heise published, an action taken very serious at the publisher Heise. I gave a little hint only capitalizing some letters in my news post. Those capitalized letters would read as "APRILFOOLSJOKE". Very sadly our holy news moderator didn't get the story (because I didn't inform anyone) and messed up my writing so from that point on it wasn't possible to distinguish it as a joke anymore. I am sorry for that but this happens and I guess nobody really cares.

    Anyway... :toast:

    Bastieeeh
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    And all of a sudden I am proclaimed holy. I'm honored :p
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    Ha. Ha. April Fools!!!!

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