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Internetnews.com: Another Retailer to Sell Lindows-Powered PCs

Aug 26, 2002, 18:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Still angling to steal market share from Microsoft, Lindows.com Inc. Monday lured a San Diego system builder and retailer to sell PCs powered by the Lindows operating system in its stores.

"Datel Systems Inc., which also sells products by Microsoft, Intel and IBM, will sell the LindowsOS PCs with 10 free software applications for a base price of $299. There are pre-installed apps, too, including an e-mail program, word processor, Web browser/file manager, address book, calculator, CD player, MP3 player, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer, Microsoft Word Viewer, and Microsoft Excel viewer.

"Datel computer buyers will also have access to the Click-N-Run Warehouse that allows users to run almost 1,700 applications in the Lindows.com Warehouse for an additional $99. Lindows, as is its custom and marketing strategy, is positioning this offer as a steal over the rival Microsoft Office suite, which can cost $400. Moreover, it comes equipped with Sun Microsystems' StarOffice e-mail suite. Simply, Lindows is trying to tempt consumers with a fully functional PC for a total of $400..."

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