johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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New Microsoft Invention

(Is this also the same patent people were talking about a few months back with Microsoft attempting to patent workspace-switching? That seems to be what part of this description is referring to.)

Subject: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Newsgroups:, comp.os.linux.advocacy, gnu.misc.discuss,, comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
Date: 6 May 2004 21:17:12 -0700

While Mainframe and Unix users are unlikely to find it novel that
Windows XP allows several family members to share a PC while enabling
each to have personalized settings and folders, that's not stopping
Microsoft from seeking a patent for 'Methods and arrangements for
providing multiple concurrent desktops and workspaces in a shared
computing environment,' the USPTO disclosed Thursday.

Link to the patent application.
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