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OSNews: The Top 5 Misconceptions About LindowsOS

Nov 27, 2002, 22:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Scheinberg)

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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 root.

"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 isn't difficult..."

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