PR: Lindows.com Releases Laptop Edition
Dec 04, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Lindows.com has launched LindowsOS Laptop Edition, the first
Linux-based operating system tailored specifically for laptops.
LindowsOS Laptop Edition includes improved power management, high
compatibility with WiFi cards, and the ability to take advantage of
keyboard shortcuts to browsers and email programs.
LindowsOS Laptop Edition greatly improves power management and
extends battery life with the ability to put a laptop to "sleep."
Closing the laptop cover or simply selecting "Sleep" from a popup
battery menu will save all work in progress and power down the
laptop to minimize battery usage; pressing the power button
restores the computer to its pre-sleep state.
LindowsOS Laptop Edition also features a high level of
compatibility with a wide range of WiFi cards, found increasingly
in businesses, schools, and other public areas. This specialized
version of Desktop Linux for laptops has been designed to require
only minimal configuration whenever a WiFi card is inserted,
limited to two steps to switch from an Ethernet connection to a
Many newer laptop models feature "Net keys" to make accessing
the web browser or email application quick and easy. LindowsOS
Laptop Edition has been tailored to work seamlessly with laptops
featuring these keys.
"Last year, manufacturers shipped 30.5 million laptops," said
Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows.com. "That
number represents nearly 25% of the worldwide PC market. LindowsOS
Laptop Edition brings the benefits of Desktop Linux into this
fast-growing segment, paving the way for affordable mobile
computing to proliferate."
PC Club, a 54-store chain offering value-priced computer
solutions, currently carries two laptop models pre-loaded with
LindowsOS Laptop Edition. Available immediately in stores or
through their website, model "Olympic Athena" is designed for
optimum mobility, thin and lightweight at only 5.5 pounds and
starting at $899; model "Olympic Spartan" features powerful
computing abilities and is designed to replace desktop computers at
"PC Club prides itself on being able to offer our customers the
best technology at the best prices, and excellent support," said
Jackson Lan, chief executive officer of PC Club. "Lindows.com is
giving us the opportunity to make solid steps into offering
complete, affordable, stable, and robust solutions."
LindowsOS Laptop Edition is available now from a wide range of
retailers, pre-loaded on a full range of models which have been
rigorously tested to ensure compatibility the factory forward.
LindowsOS Laptop Edition can also be downloaded digitally from
the CNR Warehouse, at no charge for members or $49.95 for
non-members. Physical versions of LindowsOS Laptop Edition can be
ordered through the Lindows.com website at www.lindows.com/buy.