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Lindows.com Releases LindowsOS 3.0

Nov 18, 2002, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])

Lindows.com, Inc. today released LindowsOS 3.0 for retail distribution.

"The softweare package, which is selling for US$129, is purported by Lindows.com to offer the capability to run many applications while maintaining compatibility with legacy Microsoft Windows file formats.

"Until now, the value of Linux has been unavailable to 99% of the world to experience first hand," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows.com, Inc. "Lindows.com, Inc. along with our top-tier retail partners are now making this affordable technology, LindowsOS, available to everyone so they can start saving money on their desktop computing needs."

The asking price for the Debian-based operating system includes full access to the company's Click-N-Run Warehouse service, an online software library. With Click-N-Run, users can download and install hundreds of software programs, including commercial software such as Sun's StarOffice, Tux Racer Deluxe, Photogenics, and Hancom Sheet.

Using products from the Click-N-Run Warehouse, consumers can now edit all of the most popular file types, including those for Microsoft Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), PowerPoint (.ppt), Flash, Real Audio, and most graphic file types.

Lindows.com is allowing users to forgo costly packaging for a digital download, saving $10 plus any additional shipping charges. Digital downloads are only $119.

Wal-Mart customers will can also purchase pre-loaded LindowsOS computers, starting at US$199, by visiting www.lindows.com/walmart. Mail order customers can find LindowsOS computers at Tigerdirect in their latest print catalogs or from their web site at www.lindows.com/tigerdirect.

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