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News Lindows Wins a Big One in Windows Trademark Suit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 25 May 2004.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Lindows / Lindash / Linspire chuck a rock through Windows. This From eWeek:

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Microsoft's appeal that the term "windows" be considered only as it is understood by the public today—not as it was when the company's Windows was introduced in 1985—as the company's trademark litigation against Lindows continues.

    The case has been sent back for trial to Judge John Coughenour of the U.S. District Court in Seattle, who issued the order that Microsoft Corp. was appealing.

    Lindows Inc. has been battered in its most recent legal go-arounds with Microsoft. It's been forced to change its name in some areas of business from Lindows to Linspire.

    It has also had to defend itself against numerous Microsoft legal actions in Europe. But according to lawyers familiar with the case, this latest decision bodes well for the desktop Linux distributor.


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  2. Sniper-X

    Sniper-X What's a Dremel?

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    why are they even still fighting over it at all....the way i understand it they have pretty much dropped the windows compatiabilty and are now just another linux distro.....if that is so arent the lawsuits just a waste of money that would better be spent on development and improvements ??
     
  3. taliban_raider

    taliban_raider Just some guy; you know

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    Wasting money better spent elsewhere seems to be Microsofts middle name.
     
  4. ThrrrpT

    ThrrrpT What's a Dremel?

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    whats Microsofts last name? :eyebrow:

    or is that Micro - Wasting money better spent elsewhere - soft?
     
  5. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Sock it to em, Lindows :D
     
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