Many of you are eager to know what Lindows.com has in store in the coming months. I can
tell you the Lindows.com team has been hard at work on the next LindowsOS Sneak Preview –
SPX. Insiders can expect several
improvements, including better browser support, an improved graphical
interface, a sleeker more functional email client, enhanced
compatibility with Microsoft Windows applications, dozens of new
applications in the Click-N-Run
Warehouse, as well as
overall improvements throughout. This latest version will be waiting in
my.lindows.com locker the moment SPX is ready in early June.
While the Lindows.com staff works away,
also helping out are our Insiders. Thanks
to the global team of Insiders who are providing us with their feedback
and insights on our Sneak Preview versions. Check out this map for a
graphical view of where Lindows.com Insiders live - hint: they come from
every corner of the globe!
Enthusiastic Insiders from all over the
world have sent us images of their customized LindowsOS desktops. Here's a
sampling of some of the customized screenshots our Insiders have sent in
to our Screenshot
Gallery. Their contagious zeal for choice has
sparked a firestorm of creativity (check out the Flash movie
sent in by one Insider, also found in the Screenshot Gallery.)
Insider team is the force that will leverage change in the market place
and choice on the desktop. Insiders debate and learn from each other in
the Insider forum; here's a couple of posts from Insiders.
05/27/02 04:30 AM
Right First Time
The prospect of a long weekend gave
me time to properly install SP2, and I'm impressed. Having
experimented with various versions of Linux in the past, I was
pleased first with how painlessly Lindows installed -- I booted
from the CD and had it going in just a few minutes, no
partitioning, no fiddling with xconfig, no guessing and hoping,
not even enough time to play a little arcade game like several
other Linux distros offer during installation these days.
Checked the usual stuff on the Linux side just to be sure, then
tried a few tests of what makes Lindows more than just another
Linux by grabbing a few MSWindows-based programs to give them a
I didn't try every function of every program so I'm not to the
point of submitting a report, but what I tried worked without a
hitch, and at the same speed I'd have expected if they were
running under Windows itself. In fact, though I didn't get out the
stopwatch I think some functions were actually more responsive,
particularly mouse-based things like drag-'n'-drop editing.
I've still got a few minor issues, probably the fault of my not
exactly plain-vanilla hardware, but that side of the balance sheet
is virtually empty compared to the positives Lindows has shown me
I can hardly wait for the next Sneak Preview (though it's really
hard to believe this is still considered "pre-beta" -- I've
purchased commercial releases of other software with more rough
edges) but until that comes I think I could do actual serious work
on this machine with SP2. When LindowsOS 1.0 hits the streets, I
anticipate a lot of cheering.
05/28/02 12:31 PM
What can $99.00 get you? In my case a new lease on life! I
would like to explain. I have tried many test products over
the years (some successful... some not) Never have I been
involved in a project that I BELIEVE IN as much as Lindows.
I have had very good results so far, and have watched the
I am convinced that I am dealing with some very good People,
and we have a good shot at being successful!
I haven't been able to do EVERYTHING I am able to do with
Windows, however, there have been many times that this
Pre-release software actually did a better job.
With the help of other insiders and the support staff I have
accomplised more than I have done with some of the other Full
Products I have tried!
My wife came to me this weekend and told me that I have her
support 100%. She is not technical, but has heard enough to
think that My Philosophy and Lindows is a perfect fit.
I agree, and am anxiously awaiting the next release!
I just want to thank the Staff and The Insiders that have
I am glad I was willing to give Lindows a try! Now I'm not
Gary and Geo, are the first to receive Lindows.com products and the first to sound
off when they have concerns. You can
visit the Insiders' sign-up
page to view all of the benefits of membership. If you haven’t
joined by now, consider the impact your voice and support will have in
the future. Lindows.com only becomes a viable company with your
Lindows.com just launched http://support.lindows.com
for Insiders and Lindows.com visitors. Please feel free to visit http://support.lindows.com
to get the answers to your questions you may have about LindowsOS or
Bringing choice to your computer!
Lindows.com has released LindowsOS Sneak Preview 1 and 2 to a select
group of Insiders. The Sneak Previews are not fully completed products
but showcase many of the unique features such as a “Friendly-Install”
alongside an existing Microsoft Windows operating system, a streamlined
installation process which requires no computer knowledge and the
ability to run popular Windows-based programs. This will be followed by
final version due out later in the year. For more information
LindowsOS and Lindows.com are
trademarks of Lindows.com, Inc. Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft® Windows® operating system is a registered
trademark or service mark of the Microsoft Corporation.
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