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Does the world need a new operating system? is a company ran by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of At the heart of is a new operating system called LindowsOS(tm). This operating system is slated to be an affordable, easy-to-use operating system with the ability to run both
Microsoft Windows(r) and Linux(r) software. announced today that it filed a motion to dismiss the pending trademark lawsuit filed
by Microsoft Corporation against According to a press release by, in the lawsuit Microsoft seeks to prevent from using the term “LindowsOS” and “” stated that they filed a motion to dismiss the claim citing a lack of personal jurisdiction over the San Diego, CA-based company. The release also stated that both’s motion to dismiss and Microsoft’s motion for preliminary injunctions are tentatively scheduled for hearing on February 1, 2002.

In spite of the delays encountered by the lawsuit, development of LindowsOS is
continuing. Is Lindows worth the fuss? A Sneak Preview is expected shortly. The Sneak Preview will not be a
fully completed product but will showcase many of the unique features such as a friendly install alongside an existing Microsoft Windows operating system, a streamlined installation process which requires no
computer knowledge and the ability to run popular Windows-based programs. This will be followed by version 1.0, which will go on sale in early 2002 for $99.

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