Saturday, 13 September, 2003

Lindows

Several people have asked me why I haven't tried out Lindows or written anything about it.  The answer is simple:  I can't download it.  Normally I like to try something before I write anything about it.

Lindows is a Linux distribution designed to look and feel very much like Windows.  It has a simple and fast installation, and includes everything you expect when you buy an operating system today:  Web browser, email client, instant messaging, games, networking, multimedia support, etc.  I don't know what all else comes with the distribution.  I suspect there's an office productivity package and probably some other stuff.  I've had a number of people tell me that they really like the system.  It's $60.00, though ($50.00 for the digital-only version), so it'll be a while before I give it a whirl.

One other thing.  If you buy LindowsOS, you get a "free bonus LindowsCD."  LindowsCD is a CD-only distribution similar to the Knoppix distribution that I've mentioned before.