First Linux-Only Retail Store Debuts

Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2004 4:31 AM EDT
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Sub500.com to Stock Exclusively Linspire-based Laptops, Desktops and Software

SAN DIEGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Linux retail computer store will have its grand opening this week giving Linux fans and computer enthusiasts an opportunity to preview and purchase the latest Linux products. Sub500.com located in Toronto, Canada will open its doors on Saturday, June 26th featuring Linspire-based laptops and desktops and the latest Linspire add-on software. "This is a historical event for the Linux industry and it provides the computer user a full range of affordable desktop Linux products under one roof," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer for Lindows, Inc. "Customers will receive personal attention from Linux experts at the store to educate them on the benefits of Linux versus other operating systems and help them with their Linux purchases." Businesses, educational institutions and computer enthusiasts can purchase the latest Linspire desktop ranging in price from $299 to $979cdn and laptop models available from $1,111 to $1,444cdn. Depending on the user's needs, Sub500.com offers a wide range of desktops including the BusinessStation, DesktopSystem and SchoolSystem. Ultralight and deluxe laptop models pre-installed with Linspire 4.5 are also available. Linspire add-on software packages start under $50cdn and include Linspire Plus, which contains hundreds of games, graphics, photo editing and personal finance applications; Linspire Office, the latest StarOffice suite from Sun Microsystems complete with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and compatible with Microsoft Office; Linspire VirusSafe, offering protection from unwanted and hazardous viruses; and Linspire SurfSafe, a web filtering tool to protect your family from offensive Internet content. "Choice is important and we've positioned Sub500.com to offer consumers an excellent combination of hardware, software and service that will result in high satisfaction without breaking the bank," said Marc Silverman, co-owner of Sub500.com. "Our aggressive hardware buying power results in substantial savings to our customers and coupled with a Linux solution creates a new market for computer buyers: powerful, useful systems at affordable prices." Sub500.com will also offer its customers a full service center for computer repairs and upgrades. Computer accessories, including network cards, LCD monitors, compact flash cards, and memory can also be purchased at the store. At Sub500.com knowledgeable sales people are available to assist customers learn about the latest Linux products and the family of Linspire-based computers. The store is located at 2930 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and can be reached by phone at 416-782-1761 or fax at 416-782-0314.

For more information, please contact Ellie Sanchez of Lindows, Inc., +1-858-587-6700, ext. 263, pr@lindows.com.

About Linspire Linspire is an affordable Linux-based operating system, designed specifically for desktop and laptop computers in homes, schools and businesses. Linspire uses proprietary CNR technology that allows the installation, updating and management of hundreds of software programs usually with just one click. The Linspire operating system is also offered in Spanish http://www.linspire.com/espanol and Japanese http://www.linspire.com/livedoor. Those who are interested in becoming authorized resellers of Linspire should visit, http://www.linspire.com/reseller, or http://www.linspire.com/builder if interested in selling computers pre-loaded with Linspire.

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SOURCE Lindows, Inc. Web Site: http://www.linspire.com/builder

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