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internetnews.com: Litigious Lindows Name a Pane

Apr 07, 2004, 01:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"It looks like embattled Linux desktop distribution Lindows may be changing the name of its flagship product and its Web site.

"Lindows CEO Michael Robertson revealed that a product name change is coming in his latest 'Michael's Minute' newsletter published Tuesday. At issue is the San Diego-based company's brand, which Microsoft is too close in name to its own Windows software platform to be anything less than trademark infringement.

"'To assure that we can do business globally, we are in the process of selecting a different name for our web presence and product name,' Robertson wrote. 'I believe it's the only way to respond to an onslaught from such a rich company, since we need to be able to continue to grow our business...'"

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