December 21, 2001

Microsoft sues Linux start-up over name

Author: JT Smith

"The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a motion with the U.S. Court for the Western
District of Washington against Lindows, which is developing a version of the Linux operating
system that will run popular applications written for Microsoft's Windows OS.

Microsoft contends the company, which plans to formally release its product next year, purposely
is trying to confuse Lindows with Windows. The suit asks the court to order the start-up to stop
using the Lindows name and also seeks unspecified monetary damages." More at


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