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LinuxInsider: Why Lindows Is Not a Winning Name

Feb 20, 2004, 01:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Naseem Javed)

"On this small planet, there is room for only one Yahoo, one Google and one Apple. After all, Yahoo takeoff YOOHOO failed, and online search engine Booble is now facing a court battle with Google.

"There is also room for only one Windows, Microsoft's giant global brand, despite the recent court ruling in Linux vendor Lindows' favor. After a prolonged battle between Microsoft and Lindows over use of the Lindows brand name, a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Seattle declared Windows to be a generic term.

"Lindows -- and, by extension, the Linux community -- may enjoy this victory, but the name play wasn't necessary..."

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