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Re: Microsoft going after Linux?

From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: Microsoft going after Linux?
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:13:19 -0500
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:21:14 -0500, amicus_curious wrote:

> "Doctor Smith" <> wrote in message 
>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 19:03:27 -0500, Rjack wrote:
>>> "Microsoft has filed a suit against TomTom, 'alleging that the
>>> in-car navigation company's devices violate eight of its patents —
>>> including three that relate to TomTom's implementation of the Linux
>>> kernel."
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Rjack :)
>> It figures.
>> I just bought a TomTom.
>> Nice device BTW.
>> You can mount it as a regular filesystem, IOW plug it in and it appears as
>> a USB mass storage.
>> Very nice community as well.
> What can you do with it as a connected device other than perhaps replace the 
> internal mapping data with a newer version?

Add new voices. 
Map corrections.
Change/add the themes.
Community submitted items.
Add Points of Interest.
Plan routes on the computer.
Back up the unit.
Use the unit from the computer.


All of these uses software that runs under Windows and Mac only.

No Linux versions.

So if you are running Linux, the best you can do is back the unit up by
copying the file system.

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