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PC World: Lindows vs. Windows: Round 3.0

Nov 25, 2002, 08:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry McCracken)


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"As for the Lindows OS's original claim to fame--its stated goal of running Windows applications as well as Linux ones--Robertson says that's no longer part of the strategy. However, he believes the OS is still a hospitable environment for Windows types.

"'Windows application support isn't important, but we've got to support Windows file servers and print servers, and when you double-click on a PowerPoint file, it's got to do the right thing. And we do that,' he says.

"Still, Robertson concedes that work remains to be done. Gaming is a weak spot: 'If you want to run Half-Life, we can't give you a competitive experience,' he says..."

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