Last Updated on: 3rd May 2022, 07:54 pm
Web site: lindows.com (not active)
Desktop environment: KDE
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
Lindows 2.1.40 i386 425MB.iso
Lindows 2.1.40 Bootfloppy i386 1.4MB.img
Lindows 3.0 i386 407MB.iso
LindowsOS 4.0.302 i386 464MB.iso