SAN DIEGO and MILAN, Italy, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell(TM) today introduced its first line of Linux-based desktop computers in Europe through its partnership with Questar. Each computer will be shipped by Dell, pre- installed with the English or Italian version of Linspire 4.5 operating system and include Dell's gold technical support. To view the entire product line of Dell Linux-based computers, please visit dell.questar.it . "Our agreement with Dell allows our customers to purchase high-quality Linux computers with an exceptional Dell service warranty and access to Linspire's software Warehouse," said David Orban, chief executive officer of Questar. "By joining forces, we're both able to forge new commercial frontiers in Europe and offer top-value Linux solutions and support to our customers." All Dell computers sold by Questar will be equipped with the latest version of Linspire and include the OpenOffice suite complete with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and file compatibility with Microsoft Office. In addition, customers who purchase a Dell computer will receive a 1 year free membership to the Linspire software Warehouse (www.linspire.com/warehouse ), where users can find over 1,800 software programs. With Linspire's CNR technology, users can click and run new software programs on their computer with just one mouse click, making installing and updating software quick and easy. "This is a winning combination for the European community -- Dell's highly recognized brand and service package coupled with Questar's Linux sales expertise," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows, Inc. "Computer users now have a quality Linux solution -- a range of affordable computers with full hardware support and a selection of add-on software for all their application needs." The Dell Optiplex desktop is ideal for businesses, educational institutions and computer enthusiasts who want an affordable, flexible, space- saving, and upgradeable system. The Dell Optiplex comes with 256MB DDR RAM, a 40GB HD and can be ordered with or without a 15-inch flat panel LCD monitor. All Dell computers sold by Questar receive Dell's Gold Technical Support, which combines rapid response and resolution with advanced technical assistance and account management to give the customer a single point of contact for their personal system support. Certified and highly trained technicians located throughout Europe will minimize troubleshooting and diagnosing time with onsite visits and technical telephone support. To learn more about the Dell Linux-based computers and receive price and availability, visit dell.questar.it . For further information on Linspire add-on software please visit, www.questar.it/linspire or contact Questar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +39 035 420-1480. For more information, Ellie Sanchez, 858-587-6700 ext. 263 email@example.com LINDOWS, Inc. David Orban, +39 035 420-1499 firstname.lastname@example.org QUESTAR 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, Italian www.linspire.com/italiano 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. About Questar Questar, founded in 1993, is a virtual subsidiary company focused on the localization, republishing, channel development, sales and support activities of innovative software products with high quality and high interest for the European market. Questar's two divisions, the Enterprise Division for solutions designed for the professional and corporate market, and the Retail Division with products for the home, and SOHO users, provide technical support, and training services, to maximize the products' success, and customer satisfaction, and market the products through wholesale distribution, VARs, retail outlets, and online or offline mail order companies. For more information, please visit www.questar.it . 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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