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 www.linspire.com/espanol 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 www.linspire.com/mexico For further information, please contact Ellie Sanchez of Lindows, Inc., +1-858-587-6700, ext. 263, email@example.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 (www.linspire.com/espanol) and Japanese (www.linspire.com/livedoor). Those who are interested in becoming authorized resellers of Linspire should visit www.linspire.com/reseller, or www.linspire.com/builder 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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