First Dell Computers With Desktop Linux to Be Sold By Questar in Europe

Dell to Ship Orders Direct to End Customer Bundled With Its Gold Technical


Jul 06, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lindows, Inc.

    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 .
     "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
 ( ), 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 .  For further information on Linspire
 add-on software please visit, or contact Questar at or by phone at +39 035 420-1480.
      For more information,
      Ellie Sanchez, 858-587-6700 ext. 263
      LINDOWS, Inc.
      David Orban, +39 035 420-1499
     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, Italian and Japanese .  Those who are interested in becoming authorized
 resellers of Linspire should visit,, or if interested in selling computers pre-loaded with
     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 .
     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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