ExtremeTech: IMHO: Why Lindows Ultimately Won't Matter
Aug 08, 2002, 03:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)
"A lot has been said about the upcoming Lindows OS. Most of it
has been either overblown hype (it will let you run ALL Windows
programs! Yee-ha!) or anti-hype (it's not a real Linux distro, it's
for Windows losers!). Lindows has polarized opinion in the Linux
community while simultaneously setting up huge expectations for
non-techy Windows users desperate to free themselves from
Microsoft's iron grip.
"Well I'm sorry to be the one that has to do it but, in the end,
Lindows isn't going to matter. It's a flash in the pan that will
ultimately be proven irrelevant. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not
'anti-Lindows.' I admire the efforts of Michael Robertson's company
to bring an easy-to-use Linux distro to market. But over time there
just isn't enough there to sustain the product..."