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Motley Fool: Microsoft Does Lindows?

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

"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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