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OSNews: A LindowsOS Review

Feb 03, 2004, 11:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wyatt Preul)

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"As a result of a disfavor I have for Microsoft, switching to the last week's free copy of LindowsOS was a viable choice for me (while in the past I have used Slackware, Mandrake, FreeBSD etc). Therefore I downloaded and burned LindowsOS 4.5 Developer Edition to CD.

"I will keep this section short, because the install itself was short. Lindows has made an install that is so easy and straightforward that a penguin could probably pull it off. Only a couple of questions were required, such as where you would like Lindows installed and what do you want your password to be. After that it was voila time and in less than 10 minutes I had a brand new operating system.

"While some will say that they dislike the naming practices used by Lindows, I strongly enjoyed them. It is practical to anyone coming from the dull naming found in windows, therefore it will not be an uncomfortable experience. Also, the fine folks at Lindows still gave credit where credit was due and that is what makes them even more respectable in my book. I am a religious studies major, the ethics of a company concern me. Therefore whenever a large company takes credit for a smaller company or individuals work I am disgusted. Lindows is a very respectable company that I am hoping more people will start using based on them being more ethically sound than certain competitors..."

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