Lindows Changes its Name to Avoid Lawsuits
To avoid continuing international lawsuits from Microsoft, on April 14, during National Control Industry Brotherhood Week, Lindows.com Inc. changed the name of its Linux-based operating system from LindowOS to Linspire.
“They sued us over the trademark in the
Even though Lindows won, Microsoft kept up the pressure. “The simple truth is that the sheer number of lawsuits launched by the richest company in the world is tough for any company to withstand,” he laments. “In addition to our victories in the
“We're hoping that this puts a halt on the international lawsuits,” says Robertson. “A Microsoft spokesperson has publicly stated that âWe're only asking that Lindows change their name’ which is what we have done. However, the