Lindows preview.

Thomas Ward tward at
Sun Nov 25 23:34:51 EST 2001

Hi, I think everyone may be interested in this new os which will help out
programmers and businesses alike.
See below.


LindowsOST Preview Release In 4th Quarter To Give Consumers New Choice

SAN DIEGO -- October 23, 2001--,
a company committed to bringing choice to computers, is gearing up to
deliver LindowsOS Preview Release, a modern and affordable operating system
for Pentium
based computers. Because of its unique ability to run Linux® software titles
as well as many popular Windows® (Nasdaq "MSFT") software titles, computer
owners and organizations of all sizes will soon have an option for their new
computers. LindowsOS is also ideal for computer users seeking to upgrade to
a stable, full featured, operating system.

For under $100, users can purchase a copy of LindowsOS to run their PC. The
simplified interface makes installation a straightforward, four-step process
suitable for the novice or the MIS manager supervising a number of
computers. LindowsOS also allows users the convenience of running LindowsOS
on one or
more systems, for personal use, without the hassle of serial code
registrations. Users will receive the full version upon purchase, without
having to call-in
their registration numbers.

Once installed, LindowsOS offers a full-powered graphical desktop experience
familiar to any computer user, but with advanced underlying architecture to
ensure greater reliability.

PCs running LindowsOS have the unique ability to run Linux® and Windows®
software. No additional software is required for owners of LindowsOS to run
Windows® or Linux® programs.

To install Windows® software, users insert CDs or download the software and
run the accompanying installer program with no modifications required. Once
installed, a simple click on a desktop icon or selection from a menu
launches the program in the customary fashion. All menus, dialog boxes and
operate in an expected manner and at a comparable speed. For the first time,
those contemplating an operating system change will be able to keep their
investment in their existing software, thereby overcoming the largest
impediment to deploying a new operating system. Because LindowsOS is built
a Linux® core, it runs Linux® software natively, giving consumers the best
of both worlds.

"Our goal at is to give the consumer a choice when it comes to
their computer," said Robertson. "For too long there's been little
in the operating system arena and consumers have paid the price with buggy
and expensive software. LindowsOS, with its ability to run many popular
software programs and Linux® programs, gives computer owners a migration
path to a new operating system which promises to be full featured and

LindowsOS is designed to operate seamlessly in a diverse computing
environment. By interoperating with existing printers, file servers, mail
servers and
other Internet resources, LindowsOS machines will fill the need for cost
effective and stable computers, even in established organizations.
is distributing a Preview Release of our upcoming LindowsOS to alert
computer users that a new choice is on the horizon and to accelerate
valuable feedback
from the computing community to help us build a better product.

"LindowsOS is a huge effort and consumer input will play a critical role in
our direction and success," said Robertson. "Our hope is that interested
will evaluate our Preview Release, send me and the rest of the company their
specific feedback, and consider our upcoming releases in their own
plans. With the Preview Release, the user will have access to users feedback
forums, databases and other customer feedback vehicles."

LindowsOS Preview Release will be available for purchase or digital download
from the
web site. It will run on computer systems with a Pentium Processor or AMD
Processor, 64 MB RAM and 1GB of disk space. Inquiries concerning OEM or site
should be sent to
licenses at
Michael Robertson can be reached at
MichaelR at

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About, Inc. is a consumer company that brings choice to computer users., Inc. uses the latest technology to create affordable,
intuitive, user-friendly
products., Inc. was started by Michael Robertson, founder and
former CEO of At the core of is a new operating system
LindowsOST, a modern, affordable, easy-to-use operating system with the
ability to run both Windows® and Linux® software.

About Michael Robertson

On the frontlines of music aggregation and distribution, Robertson founded, Inc., the Internet's premier Music Service Provider (MSP) in March
1998. revolutionized both the way new artists distribute their music as
well as the way music lovers acquire and enjoy music. Robertson and the rest
of the team built a unique and robust technology infrastructure that
facilitated the storage, management, promotion and delivery of digital
music. hosts the largest collection of digital music available on the
Internet with more than 1 million songs and audio files posted from over a
thousand digital artists and record labels with millions of music fans.
Robertson stepped down as CEO of to start Robertson
to serve in an advisory capacity to Vivendi Universal., Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, S. A.
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