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
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
David Orban, +39 035 420-1499
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
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
SOURCE Lindows, Inc.