Desktop Linux Strengthens Its Commitment in Latin America

Lindows, Inc. Opens Office in Mexico City

May 26, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lindows, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindows, Inc. announced the opening of
 its Mexico office to better service the company's desktop Linux business in
 Latin America.  The new office located in Mexico City will work with system
 builders, resellers, OEMs, business partners, and the retail channel to
 provide comprehensive sales, marketing and service support for the company's
 growing customer base.
     "If the demand continues to grow in developing economies for affordable
 desktop computers, alternative operating systems like Linux should play an
 increasing role," said Larry Kettler, vice president of worldwide sales for
 Lindows, Inc.  "The Mexico City office plays an important role in our global
 sales strategy as we continue to tap into international markets and
 specifically build our business in Latin America."
     A Spanish version of Linspire is now available pre-loaded on Seagate
 Barracuda hard drives.  Given the company is expanding its presence in Latin
 America, the Mexico City office will provide sales, marketing and customer
 support to the region.  The Mexico office will also dedicate additional
 resources to major accounts including Elektra, Mexico's largest consumer
 electronics retailer.  The PC Elektra running the LinspireEspanol operating
 system, is Elektra's top selling computer, sold in over 800 stores throughout
 the country.
     LinspireEspanol is an affordable and robust operating system that delivers
 the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a windows
 environment.  After installing LinspireEspanol with a few clicks of their
 mouse, desktop users are offered web browsing, email, instant messaging and
 games.  For schools and businesses, a complete office suite including word
 processing, spreadsheet and presentation program software are available.
 Visit for a complete description and to view a demo
 of LinspireEspanol.
     The new office in Mexico City includes a core team of sales and marketing
 executives to support the Linspire family of products.  The office is located
 at Insurgentes Sur No. 1685, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Mexico 01020, D.F., and can
 be reached by phone at 5615-6281 or fax at 5598-5534.
     To retrieve further information in Spanish about the company, Linspire,
 contact information, FAQs, tutorials, or where to buy, please visit
     For further information, please contact Ellie Sanchez of Lindows, Inc.,
 +1-858-587-6700, ext. 263,
     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
 ( and Japanese (  Those
 who are interested in becoming authorized resellers of Linspire should visit, or if interested in
 selling computers pre-loaded with Linspire.
      We are located at 9333 Genesee Ave., 3rd floor, San Diego, CA, 92121
       Linspire is a trademark.  Copyright (C) 2004.  All rights reserved

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