|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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Card aficionados will be in heaven with
Century Solitaire - a collection of more than 100
In the demo
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
Tux Racer Deluxe
Tux in the Antarctic
Using an alternate
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.
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
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
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