ExtremeTech: Mom Meets Linux - A Lindows 4.0 Review
Jun 25, 2003, 10:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)
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"Lindows has come a long way from our first review of version
2.0. Each release has gotten a little bit slicker and easier to use
than the last and version 4.0 continues along those lines.
"This latest version of Lindows adds a number of new features
designed to help new users get up and running quickly. We were
particularly impressed with the slick new flash-based desktop
tutorial that lets newbies become immediately comfortable with how
things work on the Lindows desktop. Experienced users won't need
it, but beginners will find it indispensable.
"Also included in this release are Spamsafe and Adsafe--two
built-in utilities to help Lindows users avoid spam and ads on the
web (Lindows has tweaked the spam filter in Mozilla by turning it
on by default and populating it with current spammer information).
Lindows.com is also focusing on lower system maintenance with a
Zero Maintenance Initiative--which makes it possible for the user
to upgrade the OS, apps or drives with one click..."