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22 Jul, 2004

Microsoft has settled down with Lindows (now called Linspire).

The exact terms of the settlement remain confidential, but a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing revealed that Microsoft paid twenty million USD for the Lindows domain.

SillyDog701 members might recall that Microsoft demanded the domain name MikeRoweSoft.com from a 17-year-old boy called Mike Rowe. Microsoft's lawyers, of course, wrote Mike Rowe strong worded letters demanding the handing over of the domain name. Microsoft said, "MikeRoweSoft.com" is theirs.
Microsoft was later apologised for their actions against Mike Rowe, after very bad publicity the issue generated.

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I have records of the MikeRoweSoft in AntBlog701 in following entries.
Your name is Mike Rowe, you can't call your website MikeRoweSoft.com, says Microsoft
Microsoft has admitted it took things too seriously after bad publicity

And what did Mike Rowe receive for reimbursement?
a trip to Redmond, Wash., Microsoft X-Box game system, and a special subscription to MSDN.
Which pretty much worth nothing from a software giant.

Lindows is a Linux based operating system that aims to run Windows application smoothly.

> More store at Microsoft, Lindows End Trademark Spat (BetaNews)

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Posted by Antony at July 22, 2004 1:19 PM
>> more July 2004 entries.
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