we announced AOL's Netscape software to be the default
"Net suite" on
With the focus on ease-of-use and affordability, Netscape
and LindowsOS combine to make for the ultimate "AOL
Computer." We surveyed every browser,
e-mail, and chat option before signing a license with AOL
Time Warner to include Netscape. We are solidly
convinced that users will receive the best experience
possible with AOL Time Warner and Netscape. (See
for more details.)
over 35 million users, LindowsOS wanted to make sure AOL
members felt right at home when choosing LindowsOS.
AOL users have always been accustomed to extremely
easy-to-use solutions, but now they can experience a whole
new level of computing and enjoy the power, stability and
affordability of Linux, made possible with LindowsOS.
capabilities are an example of first-class functionality
for the Web. All LindowsOS users benefit from the
fast, feature-rich browser and e-mail. (Be sure and
check out tabbed web browsing and pop-up suppression.)
all of this is great news, today’s announcement
signifies more that just a design win for the
of-late-forgotten Netscape browser. Today’s announcement
is more about the ever-changing landscape of the computer
industry, an industry that is growing increasingly more
affordable for computer users.
one example...for many years, AOL has allowed its users to
create multiple screen names or e-mail addresses per
account, but they’ve been limited because only one
address could be activated at a single time. Anytime one
name was used, all other names would be blocked. But to
encourage broadband use, the rules have been relaxed to
allow multiple addresses to be logged into AOL services
simultaneously. This change was made so that AOL home and
business users can now plug multiple computers into their
network and have multiple people accessing their AOL mail
and communicating via instant messenger simultaneously,
instead of time-sharing on a single computer.
is great news for AOL users since it means they'll be
getting more value from their multiple accounts. With the
LindowsOS $199 system,
computer users can pick up an AOL-friendly LindowsOS
computer from Walmart.com.
Out of the box, the LindowsOS system is equipped to
directly connect to the many useful AOL services in an
easy-to-use fashion, without the typical hassles of
activation codes, viruses and other maintenance
recently, AOL users were required to use the AOL client
software to access their email and their buddy list - the
life blood of their computing existence. But recent
changes have blown away these limitations and expanded
their accessibility. The latest Netscape software bundled
with LindowsOS, talks directly to AOL servers. This means
that many of the tasks that formerly required specialized
AOL software can now be performed by the powerful Netscape
For those needing to check your AOL email, there's no
better mail software to use then
Using Netscape mail, you can create local folders to store
email messages, address books, draft emails, etc.
You can also have your spelling checked automatically
before sending email, or create filters to block out junk
mail. You can also check all of your AOL email accounts
(otherwise known as screen names) all at once and even
check any non-AOL email account at the same time.
messaging fans can simply enter their screen name and
password and have their complete
at their disposal. There's no need to re-enter all your
friends and co-workers addresses because those are
automatically copied from the AOL servers.
Similarly, AOL users can connect to thousands of
rooms using LindowsOS.
commitment at Lindows.com is to make computing more
affordable, but still focus on ease-of-use. That couldn’t
be more evident than with the widespread success of AOL.
We're proud to be working with the Netscape engineers to
give AOL's customers a low -cost, easy-to-use but familiar
experience with LindowsOS 2.0.
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
offer ends with the General Release of LindowsOS
later this year
As always, thanks for
to answers questions you may have about LindowsOS or
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