Microsoft extends IP protection for partners

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Microsoft extends IP protection for partners

Microsoft said on Thursday it is strengthening the intellectual property protection it provides to PC manufacturers as it tries to fend off competition from Linux rivals.

Linux, a freely available operating system, has gained popularity among cost-conscious companies. But there are lingering intellectual property concerns as illustrated by software company SCO Group’s numerous lawsuits against large companies claiming ownership technology used in Linux.

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