LinuxInsider: Why Lindows Is Not a Winning Name

“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

“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

“Lindows — and, by extension, the Linux community — may enjoy
this victory, but the name play wasn’t necessary…”


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