Stephen.Dawes at gov.calgary.ab.ca
Tue Nov 27 09:48:03 EST 2001
What is the URL for the plex86 project?
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Mailto: sdawes at gov.calgary.ab.ca
From: Tommy Moore [mailto:tmoore at cmrc.org]
Sent: 2001 November 26 7:32 PM
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Re: Lindows preview.
Also lately have heard of another x86 emulator like vmware called plex86
which some may wish to check out.
Don't know if it requires x though to operate.
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Guy Schlosser wrote:
> I wonder how well this is gonna work with accessibility software.
> it be a release of Jaws for Windows, Window-eyes or perhaps Speakup.
> works well with speech, this could be pretty darn cool. I'm running
> right now, but it would be nice to not have to reboot to switch
> 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
> >programmers and businesses alike.
> >See below.
> >MICHAEL ROBERTSON, CEO OF LINDOWS.COM, TO OFFER A PC OPERATING SYSTEM
> >BOTH LINUX® AND WINDOWS® SOFTWARE
> >LindowsOST Preview Release In 4th Quarter To Give Consumers New
> >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
> >for Pentium
> >based computers. Because of its unique ability to run Linux® software
> >as well as many popular Windows® (Nasdaq "MSFT") software titles,
> >owners and organizations of all sizes will soon have an option for
> >computers. LindowsOS is also ideal for computer users seeking to
> >a stable, full featured, operating system.
> >For under $100, users can purchase a copy of LindowsOS to run their
> >simplified interface makes installation a straightforward, four-step
> >suitable for the novice or the MIS manager supervising a number of
> >computers. LindowsOS also allows users the convenience of running
> >on one or
> >more systems, for personal use, without the hassle of serial code
> >registrations. Users will receive the full version upon purchase,
> >having to call-in
> >their registration numbers.
> >Once installed, LindowsOS offers a full-powered graphical desktop
> >familiar to any computer user, but with advanced underlying
> >ensure greater reliability.
> >PCs running LindowsOS have the unique ability to run Linux® and
> >software. No additional software is required for owners of LindowsOS
> >Windows® or Linux® programs.
> >To install Windows® software, users insert CDs or download the
> >run the accompanying installer program with no modifications
> >installed, a simple click on a desktop icon or selection from a menu
> >launches the program in the customary fashion. All menus, dialog
> >operate in an expected manner and at a comparable speed. For the
> >those contemplating an operating system change will be able to keep
> >investment in their existing software, thereby overcoming the largest
> >impediment to deploying a new operating system. Because LindowsOS is
> >a Linux® core, it runs Linux® software natively, giving consumers the
> >of both worlds.
> >"Our goal at Lindows.com is to give the consumer a choice when it
> >their computer," said Robertson. "For too long there's been little
> >in the operating system arena and consumers have paid the price with
> >and expensive software. LindowsOS, with its ability to run many
> >software programs and Linux® programs, gives computer owners a
> >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,
> >servers and
> >other Internet resources, LindowsOS machines will fill the need for
> >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
> >our direction and success," said Robertson. "Our hope is that
> >will evaluate our Preview Release, send me and the rest of the
> >specific feedback, and consider our upcoming releases in their own
> >plans. With the Preview Release, the user will have access to users
> >forums, databases and other customer feedback vehicles."
> >LindowsOS Preview Release will be available for purchase or digital
> >from the
> >web site. It will run on computer systems with a Pentium Processor or
> >Processor, 64 MB RAM and 1GB of disk space. Inquiries concerning OEM
> >should be sent to
> >licenses at lindows.com.
> >Michael Robertson can be reached at
> >MichaelR at lindows.com.
> >To respond to this press release or send feedback to
> >feedback at lindows.com.
> >To receive Lindows.com press releases via email, or to unsubscribe
> >service, contact
> >pr at lindows.com.
> >About Lindows.com, Inc.
> >Lindows.com is a consumer company that brings choice to computer
> >Lindows.com, Inc. uses the latest technology to create affordable,
> >intuitive, user-friendly
> >products. Lindows.com, Inc. was started by Michael Robertson, founder
> >former CEO of MP3.com. At the core of Lindows.com is a new operating
> >LindowsOST, a modern, affordable, easy-to-use operating system with
> >ability to run both Windows® and Linux® software.
> >About Michael Robertson
> >On the frontlines of music aggregation and distribution, Robertson
> >MP3.com, Inc., the Internet's premier Music Service Provider (MSP) in
> >MP3.com revolutionized both the way new artists distribute their
> >well as the way music lovers acquire and enjoy music. Robertson and
> >of the MP3.com team built a unique and robust technology
> >facilitated the storage, management, promotion and delivery of
> >MP3.com hosts the largest collection of digital music available on
> >Internet with more than 1 million songs and audio files posted from
> >thousand digital artists and record labels with millions of music
> >Robertson stepped down as CEO of MP3.com to start Lindows.com.
> >to serve in an advisory capacity to Vivendi Universal. MP3.com, Inc.
> >wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, S. A.
> >Still have questions? Read the Lindows.com
> >Frequently Asked Questions.
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