Coming Down

By Deane Barker on January 13, 2004

Calif. judge nixes online processing of Microsoft claims: Lindows put up the site, Microsoft sued, Lindows refused to remove it, and, well, here we are.’s site,, promised to simplify the process and provide instant gratification. Users, after answering a few questions, were given Lindows’ Linux operating system or other open-source software instantly rather than having to wait six months for paper claims to be processed.

USAToday’s tag line was pretty funny: “Linux 0, Dead Trees 1.”