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Lindows 4.0

Lindows 4.0 remains the easiest Linux distribution around, but its software subscription scheme can get pricey. We'd also prefer more bundled apps.

By August 21, 2003

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 21, 2003

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Linspire getting swallowed by Xandros

Linspire, the company that once raised Microsoft's ire with its Linux-based Lindows operating system, is being swallowed by Xandros, another Linux company.

By July 1, 2008


Microsoft ordered to pay Lindows' court fees

The Linux software company wins a battle, and a minor payout, in its trademark war with the software giant.

By June 2, 2004


Lindows postpones public offering

CEO Michael Robertson says the Linux company "won't be forced into a cut-rate IPO."

By August 19, 2004


Microsoft pays to end Lindows suits

For $20 million, software giant gets Linux upstart to give up name.

By July 19, 2004


Lindows invites comparisons

The maker of desktop Linux will bundle two other versions of the open-source operating system with its own edition.

By June 10, 2004


Ruling clears way for Lindows trial

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.

By May 24, 2004


Microsoft, Lindows face off in Dutch court

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.

By May 11, 2004


Lindows opens door for IPO

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.

By April 20, 2004


Looking for Lindows? Try Linspire

Following European court rulings in its trademark battle with Microsoft, the software maker renames its open-source operating system.

April 14, 2004