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Choice Just Got Better...LindowsOS 2.0 Now Available

The best version of LindowsOS ever has just been released to our Insiders, LindowsOS Version 2.0, and we couldn't be more excited!

Over the last year, we've been working with hundreds of our Insiders to find out all the items that have been preventing Linux from gaining widespread adoption on the desktop. Much of this valuable input has gone into 2.0, and it shows.

LindowsOS 2.0 offers a whole new interface and user experience with a tremendous amount of optimized functionality. LindowsOS is designed to work better in every business and home. (If you don't have LindowsOS yet, sign up as an Insider and you'll be able to immediately download it from our high-speed servers or order it on CD. If you’re already a member, check your “my.lindows” account for the latest version.)

NOTE: Clicking the thumbnails below will show you an enlarged screenshot of the improved functionality at work.

New Interface: The first thing you'll notice about LindowsOS is its sharp new graphical user interface. The clunky, rectangular look is gone, replaced by new icons, themes, and a cleaner desktop. With the better organized menus, it’s more pleasing to the eye and more functional.

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NEW LindowsOS 2.0 Desktop

Printing support: Working with companies like HP, LindowsOS now has easy-to-setup support for more than 800 printers, from low cost inkjets to color laser printers. For those in offices, we now have a scan feature which will find all the printers on a corporate network in an automated fashion. Finally, for those on a Microsoft network, they can now use print servers in a standard fashion.


NEW Scan for printers on the network

Laptop support: Many of you have told us that you use laptops as your primary computer so improved support for laptops is in this new version, upgraded functionality can be experienced with enhanced power management and battery controls. In addition a control panel makes it easy to configure WIFI (wireless cards).

NEW power management

NEW Wireless control

NEW laptop support

Improved Networking: Those of you in corporate environments, or even a home with multiple computers, probably use Microsoft Windows file servers or desktops with shared disk drives. LindowsOS 2.0 now offers a point-and-click experience to find, browse and connect to networked drives. LindowsOS can even be configured to automatically reconnect at start-up to servers and other desktops.

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NEW Network Browsing NEW reconnect at startup

Better Mail, Better Browser: LindowsOS now comes with an improved email client and browser. It's faster and feature rich. If you haven't tried "tabbed browsing" you're really missing out. And those of you annoyed by pop-up ads, you'll appreciate the new pop-up blocking feature.

Desktop Controls: LindowsOS 2.0 also has improved functionality on the control panel allowing you to change your monitor resolution. We've also added some fun stuff like screen savers. Check out the fireworks screen saver which looks stunning for those with 3D video cards.

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NEW Monitor Control... NEW Screensavers

Click-N-Run: Click-N-Run is the technology used to load software programs onto LindowsOS machines. We've optimized this so it works better over broadband and dialup connections. Click-N-Run has been enhanced to allow you to Click-N-Run multiple programs at the same time. This is especially helpful when setting up a new machine because you can quickly install an office suite (like StarOffice), html editor, MP3 software and games, and so on, with just a single click of the mouse.

There's lots more exciting new features in LindowsOS, earmarking this as the most significant product announcement we've ever had. I hope you'll give LindowsOS 2.0 a try and let me know how it works for you!

As a special thank you to all our Insiders for helping us shape the direction of LindowsOS, we are allowing free admission to Desktop Linux Summit. Insiders also receive a TWO-year membership to the Lindows.com "Click-N-Run Warehouse" (a $198 value) for $99. You'll want to hurry though, as this offer ends with the General Release of LindowsOS later this year

As always, thanks for your support.

Michael Robertson

Please visit support.lindows.com to answers questions you may have about LindowsOS or Lindows.com.

Bringing Choice to Your Computer!

Lindows.com is a consumer company that brings choice to computer users. Lindows.com, Inc. was started by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of MP3.com. LindowsOS is a modern, affordable, easy-to-use operating system that allows users access to hundreds of applications via the Click-N-Run (tm) Warehouse. All applications in the Click-N-Run Warehouse (www.lindows.com/warehouse) are licensed on a per-person or family basis and can be downloaded, installed and run with just one-mouse click. LindowsOS is presently available on LindowsOS Certified Computers (www.lindows.com/walmart) being offered from Lindows.com Builder partners, such as Walmart.com (NYSE:WMT) (www.lindows.com/builders). The General Release of LindowsOS, available presently for download and preview to Lindows.com Insiders (www.lindows.com/signup), will be made available later this year for those wishing to install and run LindowsOS on their existing computer hardware. The General Release version will support a wider range of computer hardware and includes unique features such as a "Friendly-Install" alongside an existing Microsoft (r) Windows operating system, a streamlined installation process which requires no computer knowledge, and the ability to run a select set of "bridge" Windows-compatible programs. 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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