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ZDNet: It's Reality Check Time for Lindows

Aug 21, 2002, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Lindows.com, the operating system maker, is being forced to re-evaluate its strategy to lure the average consumer away from Windows. The company has increasingly moved away from its original claim to fame--running popular Windows applications on a non-Microsoft platform.

"A spokeswoman for Lindows.com confirmed that while some Windows applications will run on LindowsOS, this compatibility is no longer the company's top priority. 'Our product does not target the user who wants to save a few dollars on the operating system, but then still run out and spend thousands of dollars on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, et cetera,' she commented.

Instead, Lindows.com will focus on making Linux applications easy to download and install. However, where there is no Linux-based alternative to a Microsoft application, LindowsOS will support 'some 'bridge' programs, file types and network devices to help people interact with the legacy Microsoft world,' the spokeswoman said..."

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