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siliconvalley.internet.com: Lindows.com Upgrades OS with 4.0

Jun 26, 2003, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"Continuing its efforts to win desktop share away from Microsoft, Lindows.com Wednesday launched a new version of its Linux-based operating system which attempts to compete with Windows on ease-of-use issues and new features.

"LindowsOS 4.0 adds Plug & Play support, ad blocking, spam blocking and pornography blocking. The company said it also eases the install process with a sub-10 minute installation program that installs the operating system and configures all hardware--including video cards, Ethernet, sound cars and devices--without the need for intervention from the user.

"Additionally, through the company's 'Zero Maintenance' initiative, Lindows.com said users will be able to install or update more than 1,000 programs with a single mouse click..."

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