Saturday, 13 September, 2003
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.