"Lindows is getting a lot of buzz recently. For those who
haven't heard, LindowsOS is a Linux-based operating system focused
on the consumer desktop market. Lindows made headlines after
claiming it would run Windows software, but that focus apparently
disappeared when its business relationship with CodeWeavers
dissolved in April.
"Microsoft tried to obtain a preliminary injunction against the
Lindows company from using the term Lindows, but failed.
"Over the past few months, people have asked me to comment on
Lindows. I haven't until now because I couldn't lay my hands on a
copy. I could not bring myself to pay $99 to play with a beta
release, which is expensive for a home edition of any Linux
distribution, let alone a beta version..."