[Originally Posted 20-July-2004]

Microsoft has been trying to put a stop to the Lindows Linux distribution because the name, according to them, represents Trademark infringement:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,39020381,2101619,00.htm

Well, Microsoft is losing that battle. So what did they do? They bought the Lindows name from Lindows (who now goes by the far better name Linspire) for US$20 Million:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39161016,00.htm