whose mantra has been "Bringing Choice to Your Computer," is now
delivering on its promises of choice by partnering with Microtel
Computer Systems to ship Lindows.com's Operating System, LindowsOS,
pre-installed on their personal computers. For less than $300,
computer-buyers can take advantage of LindowsOS and Microtel's offering
at Walmart.com (NYSE and PCX: WMT) therefore bringing computer
ownership closer to those with limited resources.LindowsOS, a LinuxÂ®-based operating system, formerly only available to
Lindows.com Insiders (www.lindows.com/signup), is now publicly
available for the first time on Microtel PCs (www.buymicrotel.com).
"LindowsOS and Microtel Computer Systems are changing the landscape of
the computer industry," said Michael Robertson, Chief Executive Officer
of Lindows.com, Inc. "Microtel and LindowsOS are bridging the
economical gap. Every family can have a viable computing solution in
their home for the cost of a video game console and every business now
has an affordable and easy-to-use option."
Robertson added, "We think its time that computers and computer
software come down in price. When color televisions first hit the
market only a few could afford them - now, it's commonplace for people
to have multiple televisions in their homes. That same phenomenon
should be taking place in the computer industry. Lindows.com's pricing
and value will break down the high-price model -our pricing will
prevent the monopoly from continuing." To read additional comments
from Robertson, visit www.lindows.com/mm.
LindowsOS will be available on eight different Microtel computers each
offering varying speeds and capabilities. The PCs come pre-installed
with LindowsOS which include: an e-mail program, word processor, web
browser/file manager, address book, calculator, CD player, MP3 player,
MicrosoftÂ® PowerPointÂ® Viewer, MicrosoftÂ® WordÂ® Viewer, MicrosoftÂ®
ExcelÂ® Viewer and an image viewer. See www.lindows.com/walmart for all
All purchasers of Microtel computers also get a free trial membership
that will allow them access to the hundreds of applications in the
Lindows.com Click-N-Run Warehouse (http://www.lindows.com/warehouse).
The beauty of the Click-N-Run Warehouse is that users do not pay for
each application they download. Instead, they enjoy unlimited access to
all applications for one $99 dollar price. The Click-N-Run Warehouse
Membership completely outfits a computer system for one-third the cost
of an Office Suite (which typically costs $400) for one flat fee.
Computer users at any skill level will find the programs to be diverse
and easy to use. Find out more about Click-N-Run Warehouse by visiting
"Working closely with Lindows.com, Inc., we've committed significant
resources to Linux-based products in direct response to an increase in
customer demand for Microsoft Windows alternatives," said Rich Hindman,
Vice President of Microtel Computer Systems. "Microtel saw a need for
another choice on the desktop and Lindows.com, with their solid
business model and products, offered Microtel customers the most value
for their dollar."
Hindman added, "Walmart.com is a perfect venue for Microtel machines
and the LindowsOS operating system. Both Walmart.com and Microtel have
identified a need for choice in the computer industry, hence the
introduction of a Linux-based operating system on a great, affordable
personal computer. This type of forward thinking puts the customers of
Wal-Mart, Microtel and LindowsOS first.
Computer builders (including OEM's, System Builders, VAR's, White Box
Manufacturers, System Integrators, Resellers) interested in shipping
LindowsOS should email firstname.lastname@example.org
To read additional information about the Lindows.com, Microtel and
Walmart.com announcement, visit www.lindows.com/mm
To receive Lindows.com press releases or newsletters via email, visit
About Lindows.com, Inc.
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? Warehouse. All applications in the Click-N-Run
Warehouse are licensed on a per-person or family basis and can be
downloaded, installed and run with just one-mouse click.
About Microtel Computer Systems
Microtel Computer Systems through its built-to-order business model,
designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer
requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and
peripherals. Microtel desktop PCs are sold through U.S. retailers,
System Integrators, and VARS/VADS. Visit www.buymicrotel.com for more
Currently, this offer is limited to Walmart.com online purchases and
not available through Wal-Mart stores.