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Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending

From: Bruce Hayden
Subject: Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 15:26:43 GMT
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theodp wrote:

While Mainframe and Unix users are unlikely to find it novel that
Windows XP allows several family members to share a PC while enabling
each to have personalized settings and folders, that's not stopping
Microsoft from seeking a patent for 'Methods and arrangements for
providing multiple concurrent desktops and workspaces in a shared
computing environment,' the USPTO disclosed Thursday.

--> Link to Microsoft's Patent Application

Haven't looked at the application, but I would be surprised that
if just that much was new and nonobvious.  Seems like Mac
and UNIX have had such for awhile.
The preceding was not a legal opinion, and is not my employer's.
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