Microsoft launch not home and dry yet
By John Oates
Adobe chief executive Bruce Chizen will not rule out suing Microsoft over the "save as pdf" feature of Vista, the operating system slated for arrival next year.
Speaking to a German business paper, Chizen said the company was working with regulators but could take to the courts if this failed.
He said there were two options ? to take direct legal action against Microsoft, or to work with regulators. Chizen said: "We are doing the latter. Then we will see." More from Reuters here.
Microsoft makes claim on Linux code
And sets alarm bells ringing in open source community
Published Monday 20th November 2006 14:31 GMT
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said that every user of the open source Linux system could owe his company money for using its intellectual property. The statement will confirm the worst fears of the open source community.
Microsoft recently signed a deal for SUSE Linux, a Novell-owned distribution of the Linux operating system. The two companies pledged that they would improve the interoperability of their products. Open source advocates were amazed at the deal, but Ballmer's comments could vindicate the suspicions of some.