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Lindows.com partners with Speakeasy.

Lindows.com, Inc., maker of the Linux-based operating system LindowsOS and Speakeasy the nation's largest independent broadband service provider, recently announced that Speakeasy will provide Lindows.com customers a selection of Internet access solutions to accompany the release of LindowsOS 3.0 Membership Edition, due out in November of this year.

Lindows.com, Inc. and Speakeasy have collaborated to ensure an easy, dial-up and broadband Internet experience for LindowsOS users. Interested computer users can preorder LindowsOS at a $30 discount by visiting Lindows.com/30.

"Speakeasy and Lindows.com, Inc. are setting a precedent in making turn- key, dial-up and broadband Internet access easy for Linux computers," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows.com, Inc. "Whether it's a $199 computer purchased from Walmart.com (www.lindows.com/walmart) or from our network of builders, Speakeasy's nationwide network will connect any of our users quickly and easily to the Internet."

"Our partnership will allow all LindowsOS users to simply click on Speakeasy's Easynet software, the first Linux Click-N-Connect software, providing users with speed, choice and one-click access to the Internet," said Mike Apgar, chief executive officer of Speakeasy. "Speakeasy has established a national footprint and is leading the industry in customer support with its high level of network reliability."

Founded in 1994, Speakeasy is the nation's largest independent broadband service provider. Fusing a high-performance national network, legendary commitment to customer satisfaction, cutting-edge Internet technology and content, and a wide range of pioneering value-added services, Speakeasy delivers a comprehensive online experience that redefines the broadband frontier for both businesses and consumers. Reflecting its continued growth and success, Speakeasy recently debuted at #47 in Inc. Magazine's 2002 listing of the nation's fastest growing private companies. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.speakeasy.net.

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.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Nov 4, 2002
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