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monolinux: Peering Into Lindows - The Disturbing Facts (Part 1)

Apr 15, 2002, 20:30 (23 Talkback[s])
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"In case you have been living under a rock, Lindows is the Linux distribution of the moment that has everyone talking. It's simply a typical Linux distribution, but comes with a built-in, enhanced WINE application. Lindows is being hailed as the answer to the popular "Is Linux ready for the desktop?" question. However, aside from whatever work the company is doing on their operating system, they also have lawyers defending them against Microsoft, who's suing them for trademark violation.

Lindows has garnered more than few column inches in on technology sites. Writers generally tend to portray the company as David fighting Microsoft's goliath.

"As of this moment, however, Lindows has failed to really deliver anything except for hype. An examination of the facts at hand poses some interesting questions..."

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