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The Broadband OS - LindowsOS SPX - June 4, 2002

During the past Memorial day weekend, my 16-year-old cousin George visited from out of town and wanted to see the Lindows.com offices. In spite of the holiday break, the office was teaming with people working to get the new product released. I sat George down in front a computer and handed him a CD with LindowsOS SPX - our latest product. I told him I wasn't going to give him any guidance whatsoever and his job was to install it on the computer before him.


LindowsOS SPX - Click to learn more

Before he could get started, his Mom protested because she wanted to take the family to SeaWorld and she didn't bring him all the way to San Diego so he could "fool around with a computer like the one in the garage" he had spent days trying to get running. "Give him 5 minutes," I pled. She agreed and George was off and running. Five minutes later, he was running LindowsOS. He was amazed at the process. But touting an operating system just because it's easy-to-install is like touting a car because it's easy to buy. Big deal. There's something much more significant in LindowsOS SPX than simple installation--which you've heard me tout before.

George had to go off to the SeaWorld before he was able to truly experience what I call the first "Broadband OS." We designed LindowsOS to take full advantage of the world that's coming tomorrow - where net connectivity is bountiful and cheap, and computers are ubiquitous. For tomorrow's computing needs, you want a computing solution that's affordable so more people can gain access to computers to benefit their lives. You want a system where the software is digitally transmitted so it's fast to deploy and easy to customize to any need. And you need it to be easy so people spend less time working on computers and more time having computers work for them. LindowsOS SPX does all of this which is why we're so excited about this release.

Every copy of LindowsOS comes with a membership to the Click-N-Run Warehouse so users can select from hundreds of quality software programs for one affordable price. No longer will people be required to spend hundreds of dollars on an operating system and then hundreds of dollars on individual software programs making the software cost more than the computer. The software titles available today in the Warehouse are included as part of the membership at no additional cost - making it possible to equip any computer for a wide range of tasks easily and affordably for just the $99 price.


Click-N-Run Warehouse

Because the Click-N-Run Warehouse uses digital distribution (rather than cardboard boxes and CDs), any software title can be digitally zapped, as fast as your net connection will allow, with just a single mouse click. Perhaps you're setting up a computer for a school room and need educational software or outfitting a PC for business duties and need productivity software or setting up another computer for entertainment in your home. It's all one click away anytime, night or day.

Just click on the Click-N-Run icon  next to any product and you're ready to go.

For many users, computers are still much too difficult to use. Much of that difficulty arises from the installation, configuration and registration issues associated each time you wish to add a software program. We've removed that complexity by elegantly linking the operating system and the library of products in the Warehouse. All the configurations, installations and licensing issues are handled automatically and invisibly to the end user. A co-worker's 8-year-old daughter Emma - who has no computer experience - spent last weekend installing and running games. That's how easy it is.

If you're like me, you're excited about the near-daily developments in technology which are making computers affordable and Internet connections accessible to all. But because of a lack of competition, operating system software hasn't adapted to serve this new world. LindowsOS is the choice for the upcoming broadband generation because of its cost, modular nature and ease of use.

For those already part of the broadband experience I encourage you to try LindowsOS SPX, which you can order today, and digitally download to experience on your computer. Let me know what you think and how we can best serve your needs as we move into the future.

Michael Robertson

Please feel free to visit support.lindows.com to get the answers to your questions you may have about LindowsOS or Lindows.com.

Bringing choice to your computer!

Lindows.com has released LindowsOS SPX 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 the final version due out later in the year. For more information see www.lindows.com/products

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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