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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

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Published: Saturday 2004-01-17.

I note that Coop Norway has changed the name of its XP series to “Coop X-tra”. I wonder if it is because they think “XP” has gotten a negative image?

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Farbror Gates kanske hotade med stämning? Ville inte kännas vid billiga kopior av ett original? (märkligt med tanke på windows influenser....)

  • Datum: 2004-01-20 13.04.53 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: yestravel.com

Det finns ju en historia om 17-årige Mike Rowe i Kanada som krävts att ta bort sin webbsida, www.mikerowesoft.com för att den till namnet påminner alltför mycket om ett visst varumärke. Jag vet inte om det är påhittat eller sant, men om det är på riktigt är det fruktansvärt sorgligt.

Peter svarar: En artikel i The Register verkar bekräfta historien. Kul att Microsoft lägger ned sin tid på så viktiga frågor.

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