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It's a relatively quiet week for Lindows.com as we expect the general release (Version 3.0) to become available in a few weeks. Our emphasis on ease-of-use and affordability will make LindowsOS the first practical, mass-market operating system available. We're hoping that our offering will reinvigorate the competitive landscape.

There are a few days left to sign-up as an Insider for $99 and save a few bucks before the price changes to $129. You'll also receive 2 free passes to the Desktop Linux Summit (an additional $50 value) which is slated to be a phenomenal event.

Along with some of the leading technology companies, Lindows.com is hosting the Summit on February 20th and 21st in San Diego. The Summit planners are dedicated to showcasing the latest Linux technologies for the desktop. The same compelling economics that have propelled Linux to 30%+ market share in the back office are happening in the front office and you can witness these developments, first-hand, at the Desktop Linux Summit.

The emphasis will be on practical uses of Linux, so expect to see plenty of demos of products ready for use in homes, businesses and schools. Companies such as Codeweavers, Hewlett Packard, Lycoris, MandrakeSoft, Sun Microsystems, SuSE, Ximian, just to name a few, have announced their support of the Summit. Sun has even signed on as a platinum sponsor of the event. Many of the companies are echoing the same message, that Linux on the desktop will breakout in 2003. To read quotes from the above companies, visit Lindows.com's press page. Mark your calendars and register now to ensure availability. (Plus, we know that you'd like to spend some time in sunny San Diego during the winter!) Register now at www.desktoplinux.com/summit.

If you are interested in sharing your views on Linux and the desktop then email summit_speakers@desktoplinux.com. Or if you are interested in being one of the sponsors for the Desktop Linux Summit please visit www.lindows.com/summit_sponsor

We talk a lot about how well-suited LindowsOS is for "general purpose computing" such as Email, web browsing, word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets. It amazes people to see a $199 computer with a $99 software fee (via Click-N-Run) being able to open and change Microsoft documents with a simple, double-click.

The savings are dramatic over a comparable Microsoft equipped computer where the office suite alone costs more than $400. But life isn't only about work. And LindowsOS isn't just about work, either.. Everyday, LindowsOS is becoming a better gaming machine. One of the largest sections of the Click-N-Run Warehouse is the games section which has something for everyone. Recently added to the Warehouse is Doom - the classic, gory, first- person shooter game. Before Click-N-Run, it was virtually impossible for a Linux user to install this game, but now, like everything in the Warehouse, it's one-click easy.

Doom

Dead aliens

In battle

Card aficionados will be in heaven with Century Solitaire - a collection of more than 100 solitaire games.

Century Solitaire

In the demo mode

Another variation

And for penguin-lovers, we have the most popular Linux game of all-time Tux Racer Deluxe. This is the commercial version which you'd normally have to purchase, but is available free to Warehouse members.

Tux Racer Deluxe

Tux in the Antarctic

Using an alternate racer

Be forewarned that by level three you'll be hopelessly addicted. Just don't let your boss see you having fun! As always, thanks for your continued support. We hope to see you at the Desktop Linux Summit in February 2003.

Sincerely,

Michael Robertson

As a special thank you to all our Insiders for helping us shape the direction of LindowsOS, in addition to the 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 very soon with the General Release of LindowsOS in November.

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 lifetime, 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 streamlined installation process which requires no computer knowledge. 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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