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liorean
03-15-2004, 11:41 PM
Anyone seen this <http://www.lin---s.com/>?
How silly can Microsoft get?

Nightfire
03-16-2004, 12:51 AM
Care to explain? I don't have adobe installed

oracleguy
03-16-2004, 01:43 AM
Basically M$ is saying that people will confuse LindowsOS with Windows and that Lindows.com has to destroy all copies of LindowsOS.

mindlessLemming
03-16-2004, 01:45 AM
Important Notice! Sorry, pending our appeal visitors from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg are not permitted to access our website or purchase our products.
Yeah, but I'm in Australia and they won't let me in either?....:confused:

liorean
03-16-2004, 01:53 AM
Oh, the difference is, if you try to reach <http://lindows.com/> from one of the benelux countries, you will be redirected to that site. If you from Australia tries to reach it, you will.

allida77
03-16-2004, 02:09 PM
I am with MS on this. Lindows is using the "Windows" name to market themselves.

Antoniohawk
03-17-2004, 08:22 PM
Hey I say they should take advantage of Microsoft's popularity as much as possible :p

raf
03-19-2004, 12:59 PM
Apparently, Billy Boy is auditioning at the moment for a few ididots that confuse the free downloadable open source OS Lindows.com with Windows (needs no introduction).
Are you up to the challenge ?

Meanwhile the european community announced yesterday that Microsoft will be convicted for abusing its Windows monopoly to distribute Windows Media Player.
And will be prohibited to distribute an OS with a buidl in searchengine.

It's a strange world that we live in...
I don't care what Windows integrates in their OS's and wether they gain world dominance, or if LindowsOS is basking in the reflected Windows-glory. I don't need politicians to interfere with what runs on my machine or to protectect me from whatever and guaranty my freedom of choice and what other nonsens.
Anyone that is intrested enough in what software runs on his machine, has a very large amount of free software to choose from.
And that wount disappear because you aparently can prohibit people to use a similar name (I believe there's also macrosoft, midisoft, minisoft, etc)

Roy Sinclair
03-19-2004, 03:34 PM
Actually MS probably could care less about Lindows if it wasn't for the legal requirement that they must aggressively pursue anything that even looks similar to their trademark or risk losing the right to that trademark altogether. Trademark law is pretty messy, an ideal situation for keeping lawyers busy (wanna guess who wrote the trademark laws :rolleyes: ).

The EU's finding MS a monopolist for bundling Media Player is just as laughable as the US finding MS a monopolist for bundling IE. In both cases the alternatives to the MS application really stank during the time the abuses supposedly occured (not the situation today) and yet that seems to carry no weight in the courts.

If Netscape had been producing a good browser instead of endless re-releases of that lousy Netscape 4.x browser they wouldn't have had near as much trouble maintaining a presense in the market.

Likewise, I've always hated it when I was forced to use RealPlayer since the video was always tiny, low quality and surrounded by unwanted advertisements. Quicktime was usually better but the people at Apple have the foolish thought that the interface to their application ought to perform like it were running on a Mac instead of conforming to the interface conventions used by Windows (shades of the same reason why we tell people not to mess with how the browser works here) so their application has always been difficult for Windows users. In both cases those applications install useless little tray icons and of course not so tiny, useless background applications.

oracleguy
03-19-2004, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Roy Sinclair
Likewise, I've always hated it when I was forced to use RealPlayer since the video was always tiny, low quality and surrounded by unwanted advertisements. Quicktime was usually better but the people at Apple have the foolish thought that the interface to their application ought to perform like it were running on a Mac instead of conforming to the interface conventions used by Windows (shades of the same reason why we tell people not to mess with how the browser works here) so their application has always been difficult for Windows users. In both cases those applications install useless little tray icons and of course not so tiny, useless background applications.

I agree. I use Windows Media Player, and I will admit I like it. It is pretty nice, epsecially how you can minimize it and then turn it into a toolbar on your start bar. Then have a little video window open in the corner for whatever it is your watching. Since use my tv tuner card to record lots of TV, that feature is really nice for watching recorded video while working.

bradyj
03-30-2004, 05:46 AM
Quicktime was usually better but the people at Apple have the foolish thought that the interface to their application ought to perform like it were running on a Mac instead of conforming to the interface conventions used by Windows (shades of the same reason why we tell people not to mess with how the browser works here) so their application has always been difficult for Windows users. In both cases those applications install useless little tray icons and of course not so tiny, useless background applications.

That's because Mac users think Windows is ugly, and graphics matter to us :)... but, hey, you've got iTunes now.

Has anyone here ever used Lindows? I'd be interested to know their thoughts -- if it's really a blatant rip, not just in looks and market.

kSanders
03-30-2004, 09:39 PM
Microsoft should just lay off. Obviously many people aren't using Lindows. M$ just wants to over all possible competition. 21st century vertical consolidation.

plutoniumman
03-30-2004, 09:58 PM
Has anyone here ever used Lindows? I'd be interested to know their thoughts -- if it's really a blatant rip, not just in looks and market.
I'v used it before, it looks like linux and sort of works like windows.
I geuss you would call it windows and linux mixed together (look at the name) with some windows screen savers.
there is a bunch of other stuff that lindows has ript M$ on.



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