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Two on Lindows.com: Picketing Gates and Steering Clear of SCO

May 29, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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The Register: Lindows.com CEO Pickets Bill Gates Speech

"n a move which The Register feels moved to applaud, Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson this week took to direct action in his struggle against Microsoft, handing out a two page 'Fact Sheet on Bill Gates and the Microsoft Corporation; to the audience prior to a Gates speech at University of California, San Diego. Robertson is himself a UCSD alumni, and therefore had at least arguable turf rights, but no doubt his eye for a stunt carried at least as much weight in the planning of the exercise as any righteous indignation over the alma mater hosting The Enemy.

"Whatever, should by some mischance the whole Lindows.com enterprise miscarry, we feel sure Michael will be able to find himself a worthwhile new career dogging Bill's footsteps, ranting and handing out leaflets. Bill's speeches sure as hell need something to liven them up, and custard pies don't last long and are increasingly tricky to smuggle into venues..."

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CNET News: Lindows Tries to Stay Above SCO Fray

"Lindows.com on Thursday sought to distance itself from the legal tumult that SCO Group has set in motion over the Linux operating system.

"The San Diego-based company, which makes a consumer-friendly version of Linux, said that it had 'fielded some questions' about the implications for the LindowsOS in light of SCO's recent actions and that there were no issues between SCO and Lindows..."

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