Linux based Lindows, is a smal itch in Microsoft’s back – for now.

My spin:The spunky startup Lindows continues to push out new versions of Lindows – with some interesting features and applications built in. I’m not sure if this will make it enough of a contender for mainstream businesses to use Lindows intead of Windows, but it might start a small trickle of defections towards Linux.
With free phone calls and seach translation built in… this is something to consider.
News Clip: Inc. announced today the immediate availability of LindowsOS 4.5 ( This latest version taps into free worldwide calling technology by integrating SIP software into the LindowsOS operating system. LindowsOS 4.5 also delivers remote desktop sharing, integrated search features, and translation tools that place six different languages at users’ fingertips. To get LindowsOS 4.5 now, visit
“Integrating search, SIP, and translation tools demonstrates that Linux is taking a leadership role in innovation in the operating system business,” said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Inc. “In addition, our partnerships with leaders in the technology business who are incorporating services and software into LindowsOS demonstrate Linux’s acceptance into mainstream desktop computing.”
LindowsOS 4.5 is the first operating system to fully integrate direct access to the industry leaders of web search, translation, and e-commerce services, including, Yahoo!, and eBay. For the first time, search functionality is a core feature of the PC experience. Highlighted text within any webpage can be searched on with a single mouse-click through Amazon’s book search, catalogs, eBay auctions, glossaries, Google’s indexes, image databases, Yahoo! Shopping search engines, and more. In addition, the operating system also includes dial-up access with United Online, the industry’s leading provider of affordable Internet connectivity.