Lindows preview.

Guy Schlosser guyster at
Mon Nov 26 20:48:59 EST 2001

I wonder how well this is gonna work with accessibility software.  Whether 
it be a release of Jaws for Windows, Window-eyes or perhaps Speakup.  If it 
works well with speech, this could be pretty darn cool.  I'm running Linux 
right now, but it would be nice to not have to reboot to switch between the 
OS's (Linux and Windows XP.)  Keep the posts on Lindows comming. :)


At 11:34 PM 11/25/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>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
> 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
> 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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