October 24, 2001

Start-up making Linux-Windows mix

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC: "The spread of Linux has been hobbled by the lack of mainstream
software, such as word-processing program Microsoft Word or Intuit's Quicken
personal finance package. Linux has been relegated largely to a technically
savvy niche. Lindows hopes a broader software base will help boost the Linux
operating system, a 10-year-old clone of Unix. "We're trying to bring Linux to
a whole community that hasn't been able to use it," Robertson said.
But taking on Microsoft's core territory is difficult, to say the least. Two
companies, Corel and Eazel, have failed in their attempt to make Linux
suitable for mainstream use."


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