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Motley Fool: Microsoft Does Lindows?

Feb 24, 2004, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Aristotle Munarriz)

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"When Michael Robertson wanted to create an operating system that merged the best of open source Linux with the popularity of Microsoft Windows, the name Lindows seemed a natural--but was it legal?

"Robertson may not care. It wasn't long ago that the founder of MP3.com bucked the system to grow his popular indie music site, launching a Beam It feature that allowed folks to listen to their CD collection virtually. You would insert a prerecorded music CD in your computer, MP3.com would recognize it and allow you to stream MP3.com's copy at will. It was a service that promoted convenience over the lengthy uploading process at music locker sites..."

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