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internetnews.com: Lindows.com Offers First Laptop, Custom PC

Feb 20, 2003, 18:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Lindows.com, the firm who developed a desktop version of a Linux operating system to lure customers from Microsoft's Windows OS, has designs on becoming a bit more it seems--a full-fledged maker of personal computers.

"The San Diego, Calif., company introduced two company firsts Thursday at the Desktop Linux Summit--a LindowsOS-powered laptop at an attractive price and a PC featuring protection to shield children from pornography or other undesirable content that may be perused online.

"Just as Lindows.com sought to grab customers' attention with its debut of a $199 PC months ago, the startup is looking to extend that strategy with its new line for mobile users. The Lindows Mobile PC is priced at $799, or roughly half the cost of most laptops currently offered from longtime computer vendors IBM, Dell and Compaq..."

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