PC World: Desktop Linux Makes Gains
Oct 28, 2002, 16:48 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)
Desktop Linux operating system vendors made news this week as
Xandros reintroduced the Linux operating system formerly developed
by Corel with a release called Xandros Desktop 1.0. Meanwhile,
Lindows.com announced it will ship the final build of its operating
system in November.
Lindows.com in the past year has fended off a lawsuit by
Microsoft and tested and tuned its software for final distribution.
It is expected to ship a general release of the software, called
LindowsOS 3.0 Membership Edition, in the middle of November,
company representatives said.
Lindows.com launched its business on the promise that its
low-cost Linux operating system would allow users to run
applications built for Windows. The operating system is preloaded
on budget PCs being sold by Wal-Mart. However, the company has
since backed away from that effort and instead focused on an
offering called Click-N-Run Warehouse, which gives users access to
a free library of Linux applications they can download to their