quote: pay licensing fees ranging from $10 to $15 per unit to Microsoft.
quote: Not true, Apple licenses to many companies, Microsoft and HTC being two of them. Samsung refused to pay license fees to Apple, that's why it ended up going to court.
quote: This is the one thing that I love about MS that I hate about Apple.
quote: MS creates avenues to allow other companies to use their IP at a relatively low price point.
quote: but I would much rather live in a world where if you want to do something interesting you can do it, rather than the apple world where creativity is locked up in a bottle that is never to be touched.
quote: You love Microsoft for taxing something that's free?
quote: MS never invented either digital cameras, portable computing devices or touchscreens, but somehow they deserve a patent for combining these already-existing elements?
quote: I for one think it is time for someone to develop a new and open storage system aka (File Allocation Table). which most of these (Microsoft) licensing agreements are (or start out as) being based on.