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ExtremeTech: IMHO: Why Lindows Ultimately Won't Matter

Aug 08, 2002, 03:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"A lot has been said about the upcoming Lindows OS. Most of it has been either overblown hype (it will let you run ALL Windows programs! Yee-ha!) or anti-hype (it's not a real Linux distro, it's for Windows losers!). Lindows has polarized opinion in the Linux community while simultaneously setting up huge expectations for non-techy Windows users desperate to free themselves from Microsoft's iron grip.

"Well I'm sorry to be the one that has to do it but, in the end, Lindows isn't going to matter. It's a flash in the pan that will ultimately be proven irrelevant. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not 'anti-Lindows.' I admire the efforts of Michael Robertson's company to bring an easy-to-use Linux distro to market. But over time there just isn't enough there to sustain the product..."

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