Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 05, 2002 12:49 PM
The whole thing...it's a big gimmick, the name itself gives this away, who can take a name like Lindows serious???...It's just Linux + Wine you can do this with any Linux distro...and there are far better ones than Lindows...and the others actually CARE and SUPPORT the community!
As a matter of fact...I have been doing a lot of messing around with wine lately and have gotten quite a bit to work with it (you can see my screenshots of some of the apps i have installed at www.phatvibez.net/wine/images/)
There also has to be a pretty good reason that CodeWeavers pulled their wine support from Lindows...I would rather BUY Mandrake or SuSE and BUY CodeWeavers and WinX products than spend a penny on Lindows.
I also HATE the fact that they make KDE undistiqishable from the stock kde....Xandros does this as well....this is not helping the community. If they spent even half the time helping to polish KDE, adding features and squashing bugs it would be a lot better....
and then there is Micheal Robertson....it is clear that this man never ran Linux before a couple months ago when he decided to rip off the work of the open source community so that he could make a quick buck...(after his other gimmick MP3.com got severly hit)...He is a good marketer I will give him that but that's all...he's just a freakin' infomercial. His talent would be much better spent working with a REAL Linux distro in the way of helping to market REAL products.