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BusinessWeek: Tilting at Windmills

Mar 27, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"Usually, it's hard to take seriously a guy who looks like an alumni of the Mickey Mouse Club, but, for Michael Robertson, you've got to make an exception. He not only took on the record industry in court and in the marketplace, but now he's eyeball-to-ankle with mighty Microsoft. Robertson was the founder of MP3.com, a pioneer of music downloading, and later Lindows, a scrappy Linux software company that last year changed its name to Linspire after Microsoft launched a worldwide legal full-court press. He dropped by our offices recently bearing a CD containing Linspire's latest operating system update, which he had burned and labeled himself. 'We're very formal,' he joked. 'And we're ready to take on Microsoft...'"

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