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Microsoft Served with Lawsuit Over Live Tiles

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Top message:  Don't know what to make of this by MarryTheNight   Oct 31, 2012, 11:14 AM

Replying to:  Re: Don't know what to make of this by Tofuchong   Oct 31, 2012, 2:08 PM

Re: Don't know what to make of this

by srich27    Nov 1, 2012, 7:38 AM

They could always point out that the live tiles aren't actually on the desktop at all...? The start screen is NOT the desktop. The desktop is the same as it has been for years, with no live tiles.

While I hate to mention Apple in an otherwise unrelated patent case, this seems similar to when they sued over the unified search 'on the homescreen'. Like, you're allowed to use unified search, but you can't put it in the most obvious place. In this case, you can have a grid of tiles, but you can't put it in what used to be the most obvious place.

And how the hell is a "grid of tiles" patentable in the first place? What is a standard desktop if not a grid of icon tiles? Is the fact that they're squares suddenly make this unique and non-obvious? smh....

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