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LinuxPlanet: Linspire Keeps Focus On Pre-Loaded PCs

Sep 01, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In mid-July, Lindows agreed to change its name to Linspire as part of a court settlement with archnemesis Microsoft. Now, with $20 million in hand from Microsoft, also due to the settlement, the company will put more emphasis on business deals around pre-installed Linux PCs, said Michael Robinson, Linspire's president.

"In an interview with LinuxPlanet, Robinson used the term 'ferocious' to describe Microsoft's legal attacks on Lindows. During a long series of court suits, Microsoft contended that the Linux name impinged on the Windows trademark.

"'[Microsoft] bombarded us from many countries. But that's to be expected when you are trying to break into a monopolized market,' Robinson told LinuxPlanet..."

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