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It's been a very busy and productive year for us at Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the things we're producing, so I wanted to take this chance to recap for you some of the innovations from this year. Here is a list of some of our more important achievements from this year, just in case you missed one of my Minutes, or don't have them all committed to memory :-)

Get a Lindows Mobile PC Today!
February 18th and 19th, 2003
At the 1st annual Desktop Linux Summit, we introduced two new products that were firsts not only for us, but for all of Linux. The first was VirusSafe: an easy-to-use integrated anti-virus program that is capable of real-time scanning, automatic definitions updates, and cross-platform protection (both protecting your computer and ensuring you wouldn't send Microsoft Windows-based viruses to people over the Internet). The second major announcement at the Summit was the $799 Lindows Mobile PC. The Lindows Mobile PC was not only the first Linux Laptop for consumers, but was also the first affordable ultra-lightweight computer, weighing just 2.9 lbs.

March 13th, 2003

We launched Click-N-Buy to deliver commercial software with the same ease as Click-N-Run. Click-N-Buy now features a range of high-quality products, including NeTraverse's Win4Lin 5.0, LinuxCad, Sun StarOffice, MoneyDance, Think Tanks and more!

April 23rd, 2003

The Bronze Builder Program was introduced to offer a hassle-free program for smaller system builders who wanted to offer commercially supported Linux to their customers. For just $100 a year, and no per-unit fees, Bronze Builders can ship up to 100 computers per month with LindowsOS.

Check out some of the new features in LindowsOS 4.0
June 25th, 2003
We announced the availability of our most impressive release to date: LindowsOS 4.0. LindowsOS 4.0 is the most advanced, easy-to-use operating system available, featuring interactive multimedia tutorials, Plug & Play hardware detection, spam and pop-up ad blocking, tabbed web browsing, improved support for modems, scanners, digital cameras, WiFi and networking with MS Windows computers, and much more!

Try LindowsCD!
July 10th, 2003
LindowsCD was created to allow anyone to experience LindowsOS without having to install anything on their computer. LindowsCD is perfect for Microsoft Windows users who want an easy way to try out Linux. It includes many of the features found in LindowsOS 4.0, including surfing the Internet, instant messaging, webmail, and even includes a Microsoft-compatible office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, slide show presentations and more!

Find the best prices on Linux-friendly hardware!
July 16th, 2003 was launched to showcase Linux-friendly computer builders, ISPs and peripherals. lists popular Linux-friendly hardware from brands like Epson, HP, Sony, Philips, Canon, Samsung, and more. connects consumers to top vendors like, Office Depot, Best Buy,, and Tech Depot.

Get the sturdy and sleek Lindows WebStation
July 22nd, 2003
A new kind of computer was announced, the WebStation, a computer deigned for surfing the Internet, instant messaging, webmail, networking, and creating, editing, and sending word processing documents, spreadsheets and slide show presentations. Because the Lindows WebStation runs off an internally-located CD, simply restarting the computer will restore it to its original configuration, making it virtually indestructible. In addition, the Lindows WebStation starts at just $169 and is perfect for use in libraries, businesses, and in public places, like kiosks and information booths.

Check out the best DVD player for Linux
July29th, 2003 unveiled the Lindows DVD player, the first licensed DVD player for viewing commercial DVDs on Desktop Linux. At just $4.95 for Click-N-Run members, the Lindows DVD player is not only one of the easiest and most functional DVD players for your computer, but it's also the most affordable!

Get a KooBox for only $449
August 8th, 2003
started selling the first complete retail Linux computer. Starting at just $449, the KooBox includes a flat-panel LCD monitor, 256MB of memory, LindowsOS 4.0, access to over 1500 programs with the included Click-N-Run membership, and 90-day trials of VirusSafe and SurfSafe. If you need a computer for back to school, for a home office, or have just been wanting a new computer, the KooBox is the perfect choice.

August 13th, 2003
To assist schools, businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations with the deployment of LindowsOS, we launched the Consultants Program. In the week since its debut, over 300 consultants have signed up in 30 countries around the world. If you've been waiting to make the switch to LindowsOS, find a consultant today to help you with your questions or concerns.

As you can tell from the list above, we have been very busy...but the year's not over yet and we have lots more to do. I hope you have checked out some of the products and services above, and have found them to be useful. I'm glad that we were able to get so much done this year, and I hope you look forward to the everything still to come.

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