'Windowing' programs

From: Dan Wright <dtwright_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed Aug 14 11:39:00 2002

Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) said:
> Is the current "prior art" discussion about the USE of task switching, or
> the NAME "Windows"? In other words, is this a PATENT, or a TRADEMARK
> issue?

Trademark. I think Lindows is just trying to establish that "windows" and
"windowing" were widely-used industry terms before M$ took out the trademark
on that word.

- Dan Wright

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