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18 Feb, 2004

Guess what?
Lindows is now Lin---s (pronounced as Lin-dash). Microsoft has successfully blocked the distribution of this alternative operating system.

"By removing 3 letters from our product name, will not be creating any confusion regarding Microsoft's supposed trademark on 'windows', and still offer choice in the marketplace," said CEO Michael Robertson in a statement today. "Any action from Microsoft to block Lin---s will show their true intentions are not to protect their trademark, but to eliminate competition and maintain their monopoly." (The Register reports)

Please do not forget the 17-year old Mike Rowe's was forced to rename to and Microsoft apologised only after very bad publicity. (Antony took a screenshot of website)

Posted by Antony at February 18, 2004 12:01 PM
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