April 8, 2004

Lindows.com waves white flag and changes name

Lindows.com is raising the white flag and will change its name outside the US instead of fighting Microsoft in international courts, the company has
announced.

The company will unveil its new international name next Wednesday, Michael Robertson, founder and chief executive officer of the San Diego-based Linux
vendor said in a statement on the company's website. "To assure that we can do business globally, we are in the process of selecting a different name
for our web presence and product name," he wrote. "I believe it's the only way to respond to an onslaught from such a rich company."

To expect anything else from Microsoft could be seen as naive in the extreme, but the decision has been forced onto the company after a federal judge
in Seattle recently denied its request to stop Microsoft from pursuing it outside the US.

Link: techworld.com

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