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Infoworld: Looking into Lindows

Jul 18, 2002, 17:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Lindows is getting a lot of buzz recently. For those who haven't heard, LindowsOS is a Linux-based operating system focused on the consumer desktop market. Lindows made headlines after claiming it would run Windows software, but that focus apparently disappeared when its business relationship with CodeWeavers dissolved in April.

"Microsoft tried to obtain a preliminary injunction against the Lindows company from using the term Lindows, but failed.

"Over the past few months, people have asked me to comment on Lindows. I haven't until now because I couldn't lay my hands on a copy. I could not bring myself to pay $99 to play with a beta release, which is expensive for a home edition of any Linux distribution, let alone a beta version..."

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