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Microsoft Settles Lawsuit Against Lindows...

by Blake Cook / July 19, 2004 7:47 AM PDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. settled all its trademark infringement suits against Lindows Inc. with a $20 million payment to the Linux operating system upstart, which agreed to change its name to Linspire.

Details of the settlement, reached Friday, were disclosed in documents Lindows filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of plans for an initial public offering.

In a statement, the companies said the settlement ends a spate of litigation in the United States and abroad.

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