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MSNBC: The World's First AOL Computer?

Sep 27, 2002, 14:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Krakow)

"The operating system is called Lindows. One of its original marketing ploys was trumpeting that you could run some programs on it that only run on Microsoft Windows--hence the name. As you might imagine, this did not make Microsoft happy. They sued. Lindows no longer touts those qualities, although the capabilities are still built inside. More about that in a minute...

"Mostly, my Lindows 1.0 computer remained turned off. That was actually good, because Lindows didn't really want me to write about it until they said so.

"Now I know why. Last week, they came to town with a new CD in hand. On it was Lindows version 2.0. Improved in every way, Lindows now is improved enough for me to begin taking it seriously..."

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