The Inquirer: LindowsOS 4.0 Reviewed
Jul 25, 2003, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Cassia)
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"I read plenty about Lindows... the articles, the hype, the
Microsoft trademark lawsuit, the 'lindows bashing' some of it by
some debian/mandrake/insert-another-linux-distro-here crowd of
fanatics. But I never tested the product. So here is my attempt to
discover if Lindows fulfils its promise of 'Linux made easy.'
Having used SCO's Linux in the past, I wouldn't hesitate to
recommend SuSE 8.2 to the 'power users' out there... but would you
recommend Linux to your computer-illiterate aunt, father, mother,
secretary, or lover, the kind of people who stare blank at the
question: 'what operating system are you running?'
"When the LindowsOS package arrived, in a nice box that almost
mimics the Sun StarOffice 6.0 package, I decided to eat a 'dumb
pill,' assume nothing, forget everything I learned, and attempt a
LindowsOS 4.0 installation in 'end user' mode. Here's an appetizer
of my conclusion: I was amazed..."