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Old 08-18-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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What is Lindows?

My friend said that its a Linux version that looks like Windows. But my question is:

-What are the features of Lindows?
-Can it run Windows programs?
-Is it stable enough?
-Does it have a complete drivers for common hardwares namely a Conexant Soft 56k modem?
-Does it work like Windows(Point and click)?
-When was it released?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Last edited by nat27; 08-18-2004 at 08:14 AM.
Old 08-18-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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It's now known as 'Linspire' due to Microsoft sueing them.

I don't know an awful lot more than that I'm afraid, but googling for Linspire might yield more results than googling for Lindows these days....
Old 08-18-2004, 08:23 AM   #3
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its a linux OS, minus the flexability and choise.
software is installed via a click and run interface (which you subscribe to for an anuall fee)

one critisism in linux is that there is too much choise... that too much choise confuses people who do not understand the question or options...

linspire solvs this by removng much of your choise... in default install, you dont even get a compiler to compile your own software.

linspire is just as stable as the average linux distro, but to many linux users.. its not a "Real" linux distro.

watch the flash animations on linspires dite for demo's.

ohh, and just like all linux distro's, it does have a limited ability to run windows software, though the wine / wineX / transgaming / whatever win32 compatability layers.

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