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ExtremeTech: Mom Meets Linux - A Lindows 4.0 Review

Jun 25, 2003, 10:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

"Lindows has come a long way from our first review of version 2.0. Each release has gotten a little bit slicker and easier to use than the last and version 4.0 continues along those lines.

"This latest version of Lindows adds a number of new features designed to help new users get up and running quickly. We were particularly impressed with the slick new flash-based desktop tutorial that lets newbies become immediately comfortable with how things work on the Lindows desktop. Experienced users won't need it, but beginners will find it indispensable.

"Also included in this release are Spamsafe and Adsafe--two built-in utilities to help Lindows users avoid spam and ads on the web (Lindows has tweaked the spam filter in Mozilla by turning it on by default and populating it with current spammer information). Lindows.com is also focusing on lower system maintenance with a Zero Maintenance Initiative--which makes it possible for the user to upgrade the OS, apps or drives with one click..."

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