that is the biggest load of bs i have heard. put microsoft in a sentence with innovation and you got an oxymoron.
if anything microsoft is copying linux: windows vista is basically an attempt to make a comeback and match the innovations of mac os and linux. everything new about vista is already in mac os and linux.
what innovations are they talking about anyway? a start menu? wow microsoft was first one to list installed apps in a menu. wow that is innovative! plus that was a long time ago and totally irrelevant to linux or any desktop manager.
microsoft is so monopolitic, they try to take ove the competition, threaten them for law suits taht are irrelevant and have no grounds for a suit. suse is probably just afraid that microsoft has amazing lawers who can make anything look like a microsoft innovation. "well we were thinking of having multiple desktops years ago but we never decided to do it or tell anyone, linux was just reading our minds and stealing our ideas, they owe us money..."
i guess it makes no use for me to argue here because we all know that microsoft sucks but still it pains me to see that some people actually think that bill gates is ethical and no trying to have a monopoly on just about everything under the sun.