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CNET News.com: Testers ponder Lindows preview

Feb 06, 2002, 06:37 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
"Lindows, the start-up that is promising to merge the worlds of Windows and Linux to create an alternative to Microsoft software, has released a preview that has left some Linux customers and analysts with more questions than answers.

LindowsOS is based on Linux and a technology called WINE, which allows Windows applications to run under Linux. It's a simple concept: an open-source operating system that lets people run mainstream applications such as the Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook e-mail software.

Late last month the company released a "preview" version of LindowsOS to a few of the site's subscribers. Company founder Michael Robertson, who is best known for launching music site MP3.com, admits that the preview is unfinished. However, he said it does offer a glimpse at the direction Lindows is taking."

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