Microsoft wins Lindows fight in the Netherlands

By Julio Franco
Jan 29, 2004
  1. Resellers of the Linux distribution Lindows in the Netherlands were ordered today to stop selling the product. Amsterdam judge Rullmann agreed with Microsoft that in many ways Lindows is "profiting from the success of Windows" by infringing the Beast of Redmond's trademarks.

    Read more: The Register.
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    That's really a shame. Hell, it's only a name and far enough from the original. Hell, people know what Windows is. :blackeye:
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Infringing their trademarks? Last time I checked,™ was advertizing LindowsOS™, which is's trademark.
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Thats poo [MS should not have won].
  5. MoRulez

    MoRulez TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Damn you, European courts! I'd have thought the European courts would have been a little bit more lenient to Lindows, with Europeans being more open to open-source software, oh well....
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