Defensive Publications are a method for the open source community to prevent the issuance of low quality software
patents. These publications serve as evidence to disclose to the examiner what is new and innovative within the
technology. Through Linux Defenders, developers collaborate with our team to ensure that these publications are
effective in protecting the freedom to create, invent and operate.
March 19, 2009
Mouse-over File Browsing System
This invention is an addition to the file manager GUI that provides more information to the user via pop up previews and file browsing, which is initiated by moving the mouse cursor over a folder or file icon.