LWN reader Geert Jan van Oldenborgh recently encountered TryOutLinux.com
by way of a Google ad.
This site, which looks like a another Linux information site, has no
affiliation listed on it; it claims copyright in the name of
TryOutLinux.com. The ad leads to the "Which Linux is Best?
which concludes: "We Recommend LindowsOS for Most Desktop Users
and Red Hat or SuSE for File Servers
" (caps in the original). So it,
perhaps, won't be surprising that the whois information for TryOutLinux.com
lists Lindows.com as the registrant.
Lindows is welcome to put up its advertising materials, even if it does
give itself five stars under "active user community" and only two for Red
Hat. But presenting the site as an independent entity seems just a little
bit dishonest. It might be better if Lindows.com were to put its name on the site and
take responsibility for its words.
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