Method For Installing Only Those Application Features That Are Actually Used

Using information from this user preference profile, Linux only installs features from large software applications that the user will most likely use, and doesn’t install the remaining features that past user behavior has shown are never used. Linux periodically updates the user preference profile with the current state of the computer so that this information is readily available for future installations.

Publication Date
09 February 2009

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We are attempting to mobilize the creativity and innovative capacities of the Linux and broader open source community to codify the universe of preexisting inventions in defensive publications that upon publication in the IP.COM database will immediately serve as effective prior art that prevents anyone from having a patent issued that claims inventions that have already been document in a defensive publication. In addition to creating a vehicle to utilize this highly effective form of IP rights management for known inventions, it is hoped that the community will use defensive publications as a means of codifying future inventions should the inventors prefer not to make their invention the subject of a patent disclosure and application.