Another Company Takes A Bite Out of Apple
Looks like these days everybody wants a slice of the Apple pie. Operating Systems Solutions, LCC, from Florida has just filed a lawsuit against Apple for OS X's fast booting operation.
Interestingly enough however, the patent which holds ideas for a quick boot time was previously owned by LG Electronics!
Patentlyapple.com - The lawsuit specifically states that Apple's OS X violates "at least Claim 1" of the OSS patent. The claim in question reads as follows:
"A method for fast booting a computer system, comprising the steps of: A. performing a power on self-test (POST) of basic input output system (BIOS) when the system is powered on or reset is requested; B. checking whether a boot configuration information including a system booting state which was created while executing a previous normal booting process exists or not; C. storing the boot configuration information from execution of the POST operation before loading a graphic interface (GUI) program, based on the checking result; and D. loading the graphic user interface (GUI) program."
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