Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Hello pot? It's kettle on line two

Microsoft settles with Linspire on Lind--s trademark

For mp3.com founder Robertson, chutzpah has paid off handsomely ($20 million).
"All I know is that I'm being sued for unfair business practices by Microsoft. Hello pot? It's kettle on line two," he said when Microsoft first opened fire two and half years ago.

The long-running saga has catapulted Lin---s into prominence over rivals such as Xandros and Lycoris, and given Microsoft lawyers some cause to worry whether Windows™ isn't really simply a generic term for a window--g system.