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Lindows - Linux for the Desktop
- LindowsOS is a Linux Operating System aimed at the Desktop
- A network to get people to try Linspire.
- A company selling PCs preinstalled with the Linspire OS starting at under $300.
Seagate Pops Lindows onto Hard Drives at No Charge
- Will lend open source hand to Whitebox PC makers by distributing LindowsOS on one drive model at no cost. Any US computer maker can buy 40GB Barracuda 7200.7 pre-loaded with LindowsHD or without at same cost, should save about $100 per box. [The Register] (September 24, 2003)
Lindows.com Nabs New Customer in Japan
- The desktop Linux advocate boasts a new partnership in Japan with Japanese ISP EDGE to sell LindowsOS in Japan for home, work, education uses; and assures customers Lindows has nothing to fear from SCO. [InternetNews] (May 29, 2003)
Lindows CEO Attacks Intel's Centrino Linux Lockout
- Intel is having major internal struggle over desktop Linux, and pro-Microsoft marketing droids are winning, according to Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson. Lists several types of evidence. [The Register] (March 20, 2003)
Maker of Lindows Laughs at Face of Danger (and Microsoft)
- Robertson started a firm competing against Microsoft Windows in the PC OS market, named his cheap OS and firm Lindows (one letter different), and to ensure Microsoft hates him, has a $200,000 reward for anyone hacking Xbox. [USA Today] (February 25, 2003)
Lindows CEO Funds Xbox Hacking Contest
- Michael Robertson, Lindows CEO, reveals himself as formerly anonymous donor of $200,000 prize money in contest to translate Linux OS to Microsoft's Xbox video game console. [CNET News.com] (January 02, 2003)
Lindows Heads for Store Shelves
- San Diego start-up dedicated to making Linux easy to use for average PC users releases first retail version of its software Lindows 3.0, and has enlisted retail partners to sell it. [CNET News.com] (December 17, 2002)
Lindows Unleashes Upgraded OS
- LindowsOS 3.0 aims to offer affordable alternative to Windows, with full compatibility with Microsoft programs and Windows file formats. [PCWorld] (November 18, 2002)
Linux Finds Fans at Wal-Mart
- Firm expands experiment selling low-cost PCs running Linux OS. Web site now has lines of Microtel PCs with installed Lindows, Mandrake. May be milestone for Linux public acceptance. Sales are above expectations. [CNET News.com] (July 15, 2002)
The Lindows Conundrum
- Lindows is a cheap OS that runs Linux and Windows code, with a name that mixes both, and which looks like Windows. Why isn't anyone taking it seriously? [ZDNet PC Magazine] (October 26, 2001)
Lindows: Linux Meets Windows
- The founder of MP3.com, Michael Robertson, has a solution for the lack of desktop applications for the Linux OS: Make Windows software run on Linux, by using parts of Wine, software letting Windows programs run on Unix. [Wired News] (October 25, 2001)
A Linux OS to Challenge MS?
- Former MP3.com CEO has a new challenge: wresting control of OS market from Microsoft. His new firm, Lindows.com, has something no OS has done well yet. For a fee, users download LindowsOS, which runs Microsoft or Linux programs on PCs. [Wired News] (October 25, 2001)
Start-up Creating Linux-Windows Combo
- Lindows.com, a 20-person San Diego company led by former MP3.com Chief Executive Michael Robertson, plans to sell preview version of Linux to run popular Windows programs. Version 1.0 is due early 2002. [CNET News.com] (October 23, 2001)
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