Linspire, Microsoft in Linux-Related Deal
Jun 14, 2007, 12:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"Linspire Inc. on June 13 announced an agreement to license
voice-enabled instant messaging, Windows Media 10 CODECs, and
TrueType font technologies from Microsoft for its Linux
distribution. Additionally, Microsoft will offer protection to
Linspire customers against possible violations of Microsoft patents
by Linux, Linspire said.
"In his June 14 weekly Linspire Letter, Linspire CEO Kevin
Carmony stated, 'This agreement will offer several advantages to
Linspire Linux users not found anywhere else, such as Windows Media
10 support, genuine Microsoft TrueType fonts, Microsoft patent
coverage, improved interoperability with Microsoft Windows
computers, and so on...'"