OSNews: The Top 5 Misconceptions About LindowsOS
Nov 27, 2002, 22:00 (20 Talkback[s])
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"A lot has been said about Lindows. We will talk about some of
these issues here and debunk them.
"1. Lindows is called 'Lindows.'
"Actually, Lindows is a misnomer. The company is called
Lindows.com, and their product is called LindowsOS. One can only
speculate whether or not this is part of the much discussed but
somewhat hushed outcome of the Microsoft Windows lawsuit. Either
way, Lindows is neither a company nor a product.
"2. Under LindowsOS, you have to run as
"LindowsOS does 'run as root' by default. This is intentional,
most people don't care to fool with user accounts, as evidenced by
WindowsXP, the latest Microsoft offering, which also runs as their
version of root, Administrator, by default. Adding user accounts is
not the easiest task in the world under LindowsOS, but it certainly