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CNET: Microsoft Sues Linux Start-up Over Name

Dec 20, 2001, 23:53 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

[ Thanks to Bastion for this link. ]

"Microsoft asked a court on Thursday to stop a Linux start-up from using a name the software giant contends infringes on the Windows trademark.

"The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a motion with the U.S. Court for the Western District of Washington against Lindows, which is developing a version of the Linux operating system that will run popular applications written for Microsoft's Windows OS.

"Microsoft contends the company, which plans to formally release its product next year, purposely is trying to confuse Lindows with Windows.

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