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.
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.
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
NEW LindowsOS 2.0
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
NEW Scan for
printers on the network
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).
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
browse and connect to networked drives. LindowsOS can even be
configured to automatically reconnect at start-up to servers and
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
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.
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!
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
thanks for your support.
Please visit support.lindows.com to answers questions you may have
about LindowsOS or Lindows.com.
Bringing Choice to Your
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.