First Linux-Only Retail Store Debuts Sub500.com to Stock Exclusively Linspire-based Laptops, Desktops and Software



    SAN DIEGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Linux retail computer store
 will have its grand opening this week giving Linux fans and computer
 enthusiasts an opportunity to preview and purchase the latest Linux products.
 Sub500.com located in Toronto, Canada will open its doors on Saturday, June
 26th  featuring Linspire-based laptops and desktops and the latest Linspire
 add-on software.
     "This is a historical event for the Linux industry and it provides the
 computer user a full range of affordable desktop Linux products under one
 roof," said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer for Lindows, Inc.
 "Customers will receive personal attention from Linux experts at the store to
 educate them on the benefits of Linux versus other operating systems and help
 them with their Linux purchases."
     Businesses, educational institutions and computer enthusiasts can purchase
 the latest Linspire desktop ranging in price from $299 to $979cdn and laptop
 models available from $1,111 to $1,444cdn.  Depending on the user's needs,
 Sub500.com offers a wide range of desktops including the BusinessStation,
 DesktopSystem and SchoolSystem.  Ultralight and deluxe laptop models
 pre-installed with Linspire 4.5 are also available.
     Linspire add-on software packages start under $50cdn and include Linspire
 Plus, which contains hundreds of games, graphics, photo editing and personal
 finance applications; Linspire Office, the latest StarOffice suite from Sun
 Microsystems complete with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
 software and compatible with Microsoft Office; Linspire VirusSafe, offering
 protection from unwanted and hazardous viruses; and Linspire SurfSafe, a web
 filtering tool to protect your family from offensive Internet content.
     "Choice is important and we've positioned Sub500.com to offer consumers an
 excellent combination of hardware, software and service that will result in
 high satisfaction without breaking the bank," said Marc Silverman, co-owner of
 Sub500.com.  "Our aggressive hardware buying power results in substantial
 savings to our customers and coupled with a Linux solution creates a new
 market for computer buyers: powerful, useful systems at affordable prices."
     Sub500.com will also offer its customers a full service center for
 computer repairs and upgrades.  Computer accessories, including network cards,
 LCD monitors, compact flash cards, and memory can also be purchased at the
 store.
     At Sub500.com knowledgeable sales people are available to assist customers
 learn about the latest Linux products and the family of Linspire-based
 computers.  The store is located at 2930 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario,
 Canada and can be reached by phone at 416-782-1761 or fax at 416-782-0314.
 
     For more information, please contact Ellie Sanchez of Lindows, Inc.,
 +1-858-587-6700, ext. 263, pr@lindows.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
 
 

SOURCE Lindows, Inc.

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