Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 15, 2002 05:17 AM
You all miss the point completely. LindowsOS is not at all affiliated nor associated with Microsoft in any way, shape or form. We only got Office applications like Office 2000 suite to work with Lindows so that users would not have to drop all of their existing applications. LindowsOS is not at all about running Microsoft applications. LindowsOS is about bringing choice to the masses. The main point behind LindowsOS is the <A HREF="http://www.lindows.com/lindows_products_categories.php">Warehouse</a lindows.com>.This is where the value in Lindows comes from. By purchasing the OS, you get access to thousands of applications for free. Applications such as Open Office, Star Office, Evolution, etc. Instead of the traditional installation of Linux apps which requires: download source, open command line, untar, make, make install, etc. Even an RPM format file requires you to go out to the internet and search for it. LindowsOs has put all the applications in one place. Microsoft has put itself in the situation of possibly losing the trademark on the word 'Windows' due to the suit with Lindows.com. If you think Microsoft is behind them, do you think Microsoft would risk their trademark for some tom foolery? Not a chance.