$199 Linux PC Now Available at Sears.com

Value-priced - after $100 mail-in rebate - Linux PC features an Intel

Celeron 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB memory, 80GB hard drive,

Freespire 2.0, free CNR software delivery service and more



17 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET from Linspire, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the
 commercial Linspire and Freespire community desktop Linux operating
 systems, and developer of CNR.com, a one-click digital software delivery
 service for desktop Linux users, along with Mirus Innovations, a leading
 North America PC manufacturer that brings innovative digital lifestyle
 products to consumer and small business customers with a focus on
 high-value and low-cost, today announced the immediate availability of a
 $199 Linux PC, after $100 mail-in rebate, through Sears.com
 (http://www.linspire.com/sears).
 
     "Our system builders have been forging new ground in the low-end Linux
 PC market for over 5 years now," said Larry Kettler, President and CEO of
 Linspire, Inc. "This latest system from Mirus Innovations is the most
 robust hardware and software configuration, and offers the best value for
 under $200 to date."
 
     As the market for Linux desktop and laptop personal computers continues
 to grow and develop, "low-end" or "value-priced" PCs are one segment where
 desktop Linux continues to gain traction with hobbyists, enthusiasts and
 the general consumer interested in trying Linux for the first time. The
 $199 PC is also the first Linux PC pre-installed with the newly released
 beta CNR Client. Launched in December, CNR.com is a free one-click software
 delivery service requiring no registration to use. CNR.com users can search
 for applications by title, popularity, user rating, category, and function.
 An open source client for each supported distribution is then used to add
 the one-click installation as well as auto-updating functionality.
 
     "Mirus Innovations is excited to offer this unprecedented value," said
 Joe Toste, VP of Sales and Marketing. "During our 4-year partnership with
 Linspire, Mirus and Linspire have consistently offered some of the best
 computer bundles of hardware and software to consumers and businesses.
 Moreover, these customers show the highest satisfaction with their
 purchases as well -- a testimony to the quality and value of the Linspire
 software. We are proud to be participating in the growing success of Linux
 on the desktop."
 
     A robust hardware configuration for under $200 and Freespire 2.0
 pre-installed, the Mirus $199 PC provides improved out-of-the-box file type
 and multimedia support, such as MP3, Windows Media, Real Networks, Java,
 Flash, ATI, nVidia, WiFi, and many more. Freespire 2.0 also adds legally
 licensed proprietary drivers, codecs, and applications in its core
 distribution, to provide a better overall user experience. Freespire is a
 community-influenced, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that is designed to
 be powerful enough for sophisticated Linux users and developers, yet easy
 enough for someone new to Linux. Freespire was created specifically for use
 on desktop and notebook computers and designed to offer a new level of
 polish, attention to detail, and ease-of-use in a free Linux distribution.
 
     The $199 Linux PC is one of many Mirus desktop Linux configurations
 available through Sears.com (http://www.linspire.com/sears).
 
 
Mirus Innovations -- $199 desktop PC Configuration: Intel Celeron 420 1.6GHz processor 1GB Memory 80GB Hard Drive Card Reader Modem CDRW Keyboard, Speakers, and Mouse Freespire 2.0 CNR Basic Service -- providing one-click access to free and commercial Linux software About Linspire Linspire, Inc. (http://www.linspire.com) was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all Linux software through CNR.com, allowing one-click installation from over 20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com). About the Linspire Partner Program Free to join, the builder program http://partners.linspire.com has no annual fees or volume commitments, and offers system builders the option to build pre-installed computer systems with both the commercial Linspire and community-driven Freespire desktop Linux operating systems. The builder program pays system builders a percentage on all commercial Linux software and services purchased by users of either Linspire and Freespire pre-installed desktop and laptop computers using CNR technology. About CNR.com CNR.com is a free one-click software delivery service designed to standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux distributions, both Debian and RPM-based. A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. Search from tens of thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title, popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one click, install the software right on to your computer. About Mirus Innovations Mirus Innovations LLC., a value-added manufacturer of computer products, strives to bring innovative digital lifestyle experiences to end users. Its products for consumers and small businesses include high-value, low-cost personal and mobile computing solutions, as well as On-Site and Life-Time Tech Support options. Its products are installed in hundreds of thousands of households and small businesses throughout North America.
For more information please contact: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the
 commercial Linspire and Freespire community desktop Linux operating
 systems, and developer of CNR.com, a one-click digital software delivery
 service for desktop Linux users, along with Mirus Innovations, a leading
 North America PC manufacturer that brings innovative digital lifestyle
 products to consumer and small business customers with a focus on
 high-value and low-cost, today announced the immediate availability of a
 $199 Linux PC, after $100 mail-in rebate, through Sears.com
 (http://www.linspire.com/sears).
 
     "Our system builders have been forging new ground in the low-end Linux
 PC market for over 5 years now," said Larry Kettler, President and CEO of
 Linspire, Inc. "This latest system from Mirus Innovations is the most
 robust hardware and software configuration, and offers the best value for
 under $200 to date."
 
     As the market for Linux desktop and laptop personal computers continues
 to grow and develop, "low-end" or "value-priced" PCs are one segment where
 desktop Linux continues to gain traction with hobbyists, enthusiasts and
 the general consumer interested in trying Linux for the first time. The
 $199 PC is also the first Linux PC pre-installed with the newly released
 beta CNR Client. Launched in December, CNR.com is a free one-click software
 delivery service requiring no registration to use. CNR.com users can search
 for applications by title, popularity, user rating, category, and function.
 An open source client for each supported distribution is then used to add
 the one-click installation as well as auto-updating functionality.
 
     "Mirus Innovations is excited to offer this unprecedented value," said
 Joe Toste, VP of Sales and Marketing. "During our 4-year partnership with
 Linspire, Mirus and Linspire have consistently offered some of the best
 computer bundles of hardware and software to consumers and businesses.
 Moreover, these customers show the highest satisfaction with their
 purchases as well -- a testimony to the quality and value of the Linspire
 software. We are proud to be participating in the growing success of Linux
 on the desktop."
 
     A robust hardware configuration for under $200 and Freespire 2.0
 pre-installed, the Mirus $199 PC provides improved out-of-the-box file type
 and multimedia support, such as MP3, Windows Media, Real Networks, Java,
 Flash, ATI, nVidia, WiFi, and many more. Freespire 2.0 also adds legally
 licensed proprietary drivers, codecs, and applications in its core
 distribution, to provide a better overall user experience. Freespire is a
 community-influenced, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that is designed to
 be powerful enough for sophisticated Linux users and developers, yet easy
 enough for someone new to Linux. Freespire was created specifically for use
 on desktop and notebook computers and designed to offer a new level of
 polish, attention to detail, and ease-of-use in a free Linux distribution.
 
     The $199 Linux PC is one of many Mirus desktop Linux configurations
 available through Sears.com (http://www.linspire.com/sears).
 
 
Mirus Innovations -- $199 desktop PC Configuration: Intel Celeron 420 1.6GHz processor 1GB Memory 80GB Hard Drive Card Reader Modem CDRW Keyboard, Speakers, and Mouse Freespire 2.0 CNR Basic Service -- providing one-click access to free and commercial Linux software About Linspire Linspire, Inc. (http://www.linspire.com) was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all Linux software through CNR.com, allowing one-click installation from over 20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com). About the Linspire Partner Program Free to join, the builder program http://partners.linspire.com has no annual fees or volume commitments, and offers system builders the option to build pre-installed computer systems with both the commercial Linspire and community-driven Freespire desktop Linux operating systems. The builder program pays system builders a percentage on all commercial Linux software and services purchased by users of either Linspire and Freespire pre-installed desktop and laptop computers using CNR technology. About CNR.com CNR.com is a free one-click software delivery service designed to standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux distributions, both Debian and RPM-based. A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. Search from tens of thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title, popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one click, install the software right on to your computer. About Mirus Innovations Mirus Innovations LLC., a value-added manufacturer of computer products, strives to bring innovative digital lifestyle experiences to end users. Its products for consumers and small businesses include high-value, low-cost personal and mobile computing solutions, as well as On-Site and Life-Time Tech Support options. Its products are installed in hundreds of thousands of households and small businesses throughout North America.
For more information please contact: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com SOURCE Linspire, Inc.