Lindows Calls on 'Friends' for Legal Help

Heh must of missed this one, but better late than never ;) Seen at Betanews, People who signed up for "Insider Info" get more than they bargained for. Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com and current CEO of Lindows.com, has called on newsletter members to help his new startup in its legal battle with Microsoft. The software giant has filed suit against Robertson and company with claims that LindowsOS is confusingly similar to its own 'Windows' trademark. LindowsOS, a WINE-enhanced version of Linux, touts the ability to smoothly run many Windows applications - although a preview release originally slated for December has failed to surface.

"We don't think people will confuse our products because they're very different and that the true reason Microsoft is attacking us is because of what our product does and not because what it is named," Robertson said in response to notice of the lawsuit.

In order to win in court and keep the Lindows moniker, Lindows.com must convince a judge that Microsoft has abandoned any claim to 'Windows' by allowing other products to use the name.

News source: Betanews

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