19 Sep 2004 haruspex   » (Journeyer)

she said windows, not Microsoft Windows. Well, as I understand it, the company does not own the word windows, but the trade mark Microsoft Windows.
You missed Michael's point. Regardless of what M$ "owns", in common usage, the word "windows" has gained another (less useful) meaning. In real life this overloading easily results in the kind of ambiguity that his anecdote illustrated.

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