Lindows 4.0 remains the easiest Linux distribution around, but its software subscription scheme can get pricey. We'd also prefer more bundled apps.
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Linspire, the company that once raised Microsoft's ire with its Linux-based Lindows operating system, is being swallowed by Xandros, another Linux company.
The Linux software company wins a battle, and a minor payout, in its trademark war with the software giant.
CEO Michael Robertson says the Linux company "won't be forced into a cut-rate IPO."
For $20 million, software giant gets Linux upstart to give up name.
The maker of desktop Linux will bundle two other versions of the open-source operating system with its own edition.
A federal appeals court declined to hear an appeal from Microsoft in its trademark spat with Lindows, paving the way for a trial later this year.
Microsoft is demanding the open-source software company be hit with a fine in excess of $100,000 per day for allegedly infringing on the Windows trademark.
A week after rechristening its namesake software, the embattled company registers with the SEC for an initial public offering of up to $57.5 million in common stock.
Following European court rulings in its trademark battle with Microsoft, the software maker renames its open-source operating system.