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The Register: Lindows CEO attacks Intel's Centrino Linux Lockout

Mar 20, 2003, 22:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"Intel is going through a major internal struggle over desktop Linux, and the pro-Microsoft marketing droids are currently winning, according to Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson. As evidence, Robertson puts forward the lack of Linux support for Centrino, the mysterious blocking of his company's request to participate in an Intel roadshow, and the last minute pullout of Intel speakers at his Desktop Linux Summit earlier this year.

"'Many inside Intel want to fully back consumer Linux products,' says Robertson in one of his racier 'Michael's Minute' bulletins. 'Intel engineers are active contributors to Linux software development and do an excellent job of ensuring that the latest chips and motherboards have solid Linux support. They've sent many products to our certification labs as part of that process and we're grateful for their support. However, when it comes to packaging those components into complete computers and announcing their availability, strong resistance emerges...'"

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