Wednesday, July 21

Lindows Settles with Microsoft, Sets IPO Terms

I feel slightly connected to this story, since once I met a guy that works for Lindows (I mean Linspire) at a party. I actually went to college with him, too, but I never knew him at school.

The cool bit is that MICROSOFT is paying LINSPIRE $20 million as part of the settlement. Of course, the makers of the Linux-based OS have to go through all of the corporate restructuring of the name change, so I think it's justified. I actually drove past the Linspire building the other day (my wife works in La Jolla, not far from their headquarters) and I seem to recall that they've already changed the name on the outside of the building.

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