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Washington Post: Lindows, Getting There

Aug 12, 2003, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Savetz)

"Lindows, a version of the open-source Linux operating system aimed at consumers put off by the cost of Windows, has been on the market for only a year or so, but it's already made some impressive gains: It comes pre-installed on desktop computers from more than a dozen off-brand manufacturers, and its San Diego-based developers just released their fourth major update.

"The new LindowsOS 4.0, sold as a $50, 454-megabyte download (www.lindows.com) or a $60, two-CD boxed version, is more polished than previous versions and now shows promise as a viable alternative to Windows. But there is still plenty of room for improvement.

"For starters, it took two tries to get Lindows 4.0 on my PC after the first attempt mysteriously failed. The second took about 10 minutes, after which a helpful multimedia tutorial introduced the basics of Lindows's interface..."

[Editor's Note: The Washington Post now asks for demographic information before displaying stories. This registration is free and demographic only, but consider yourself warned. -BKP]

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