Last Updated on: 15th October 2023, 11:22 am

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Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.0.302 | June 22, 2003

LindowsOS (later: Linspire) – a commercial operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux by Linspire, Inc. It was focused on ease-of-use and targeting home computer users.

It used the WINE API to run Microsoft Windows applications. The WINE API was later dropped, as LindowsOS used a program called “Click’N’Run” (CNR). CNR is similar to Synaptic used to download apps with the APT tool.

Lindows was shipped with a customized KDE 3.x desktop, custom applications borderline cloning the Apple iLife suite, and a primitive “app store,” it was intended to be easy to use and fully functional out of the box.

In 2001, a company called Lindows Inc. created a new Linux Operating System.
The project founder is Michael Robertson.

– 0.91 Sneak Preview 2 April 5,2002
– 1.1.1 June 21, 2002
– 2.1.40 October 24, 2002
– 3.0.0 November 15, 2002
– 4.0.302 June 22, 2003

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