Re: oracle linux

Yes, now it's Linspire. Originally they were making a big goal of 
having 100% MS Office compatibility, but reality and MS "obfuscation" 
of APIs made them retreat a little in that.
They could use the name Lindows in the US but MS was suing them in 
every possible country and they could just outspend them in lawyer 
fees.

On May 27, 2004, at 9:39 AM, Mladen Gogala wrote:

> Thanks, I didn't know that. Actually, Lindows used to be the name of 
> the
> linux distro which devoted particular attention to WINE and was able to
> run most of the Win2k stuff, as well as the linux stuff. Microsoft 
> sued them
> and they had to change the name. At one point, Wall-Mart was selling 
> PC's
> with Lindows installed, instead of Windows XP or similar.

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