Microsoft Sues 'Lindows' for Infringing on Windows

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  1. syngod

    syngod Moderator

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    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. MSFT.O said on Thursday it is suing a small software company called Lindows, claiming that name infringes the trademark of the software giant's flagship Windows operating system.

    In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, Microsoft is seeking to force a name change of the Lindows software, which is a version of the Linux operating system capable of running programs made for Windows.

    "We're not at all asking the court to stop or prevent the company from making the product, we're simply saying it shouldn't use a name that confuses the public and infringes our trademark," Microsoft spokesman Jon Murchinson said.

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  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    MS will win this. Wether it's right or not is debateable.
  3. Sniper

    Sniper Administrator Staff Member

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    yeh, MS will win this easily, Lindows is quite similar to Windows, which will confuse new users. :rolleyes:

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