M$ Patents sudo

E K ekg_ab-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 17 23:05:24 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 11/11/09, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org> wrote:

> From: D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org>
> Subject: Re: [TLUG]: M$ Patents sudo
> To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> Received: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5:05 PM
> | From: Jamon Camisso <jamon.camisso-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org>
> | John Myshrall wrote:
> | > This should be a late April Fools joke from the
> USPTO. As someone points out
> | > "Suedo" me please. I wonder when they will patent
> the on button?
> | > 
> | > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20091111094923390
> | 
> | IBM already has a patent for check boxes:
> | http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=7,278,116
> I find patents hard to read.
> Neither of these patents seem to be for exactly what the
> critics
> claim.  Not that I like these patents.
> The MS one seems to ask about raising priviledge when the
> current
> level won't work for a requested operation.  sudo does
> not do that.
> Lots of other things do.

I routinely use sudo to run privileged commands like apt-get and I was thinking I was raising the privilege level from ordinary user to root by so doing. Am I missing something here?


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