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UNIXReview.com: Review: LindowsOS 4

Dec 24, 2003, 08:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Casad)

"If you tune into Slashdot or any of the other high-tech sources, you may have noticed that Microsoft Corporation, which has emerged relatively unscathed from many titanic battles with corporate giants and national governments, could very possibly receive a crippling blow from an upstart company with the big idea. That company is Lindows.com, and their big idea is that maybe the name 'Windows' shouldn't be protected by a trademark. The creators of LindowsOS were so certain that Windows shouldn't have a trademark that they gave their product a name that infringes directly on that trademark. And when the inevitable litigation began, they didn't flinch at a full-scale legal assault from a company with the worlds largest cash reserves but, in fact, seemed to take a certain relish in it. The copyright notice on their Web site bears the words:

"'Lindows is not endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft Corporation in any way--in fact, we don't even really like them because they are suing us...'"

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