Lindows announced the "MSfreePC" program (, described as "a web service designed to help Microsoft customers process their settlement claims from the $1.1 billion settlement Microsoft has agreed to pay." The deal sounds enticing on the face of it. "You may be eligible for a FREE PC and allowed to purchase up to $100 worth of software paid for by Microsoft!", it reads.

In reality, the "free pc" and "free money" that the site talks about seem to be actually some credit to buy a LindowsOS PC, in order to trade with Lindows Inc. the right to collect the settlement money from Microsoft on your behalf.

Read more: The Inquirer.