Microsoft Pay-Per-Use patent rejected



Microsoft’s pay-per-use computing patent application, uncovered at the end of December, has been rejected by the US Patent & Trademark Office.




Microsoft … patenting everything it copies … just in case a competitor hasn’t yet :wink:


This is almost the same business model IBM used on their main frame computers decades ago. I cannot see that they will get away with it, but you never know!
Also I cannot see more than a handful of daft punters going for it.:eek:
The money is in corporate businesses and they certainly won’t go for this load of old tosh.
Micro$oft how about giving the punters what they want, a fast, stable, low overhead OS at a reasonable price. Oh and how about taking the spy hooks out of it, as well as DRM and all that other rubbish that you thought we needed.:bigsmile: