Lindows Partners With Questar to Offer Linspire From More Than 250 Locations in Italy

Joint Agreement Delivers Cost-Savings of Desktop Linux to

Italian Citizens

Apr 22, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lindows, Inc. from ,Questar

    SAN DIEGO and MILAN, Italy, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindows, Inc. today
 announced that the company has signed a joint agreement with Questar
 ( to provide Italian citizens with Linspire.  Questar is a
 leading software provider and exclusive distributor of Linspire in Italy.  An
 Italian version of Linspire will be available to Questar's customers within 60
     "International partnerships such as this one enable consumers all over the
 world to realize the benefits of desktop Linux," said Michael Robertson, chief
 executive officer of Lindows, Inc.  Questar has the ability to deliver the
 cost-savings, reliability, and robust functionality of Linspire to people
 throughout Italy."
     Linspire will be translated into Italian to serve Questar's customers.
 Questar is a leading provider of software solutions in Italy.
 LinspireItaliano is expected to launch this summer, although a beta version
 will be displayed at Desktop Linux Summit on April 22 and 23, 2004
 (  The software will be available from Questar's
 partners in more than 250 locations throughout Italy
 ( and directly through the website at
     "Questar believes that Linspire is a valuable offering to the Italian
 public that fills a previously unmet need," said David Orban, chief executive
 officer of Questar.  "With Lindows, we are able to provide a software solution
 that allows consumers to take advantage of the technology and cost-savings of
 desktop Linux."
     Linspire offers consumers an affordable, complete computing solution.  The
 operating system features an easy-to-use design and a wide range of
 capabilities designed to meet consumers' needs.  Linspire also includes CNR
 Technology, enabling one-click download and installation of software from the
 Warehouse.  The translated software should be launched in Italy within 60
     Companies interested in bringing Linspire to their country can contact
      For more information, please contact:
      Kira Lee
      Lindows, Inc.
      +1-858-587-6700 ext. 263
      David Orban
     About Lindows, Inc.
     Lindows, Inc., is a leading developer and vendor of affordable Linux-based
 operating systems, applications software and computer services, designed
 specifically for desktop and laptop computers in homes, schools and
 businesses.  At the cornerstone of Lindows, Inc. is the Linspire operating
 system.  Linspire uses Lindows' proprietary CNR technology that allows the
 installation, updating and management of hundreds of software programs usually
 with just one click.  The Linspire Laptop Edition is specifically tailored for
 the power management and wireless needs of mobile computer users.  The
 Linspire operating system is also offered in Spanish
 ( and Japanese (  Those who
 are interested in becoming authorized resellers of Linspire should visit, or if interested in
 selling computers pre-loaded with Linspire.  Corporate information about
 Lindows, Inc. is available at
     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
 Italian market.
     Questar's two divisions, the Enterprise Division for all solutions
 designed for the professional and corporate market, and the Retail Division
 with products for the home, and SOHO users, both provide technical support,
 training classes, provide professional help to maximize the products' success,
 and customer satisfaction, and market the products through wholesale
 distribution, VARs, retail outlets, and online or offline mail order
     In June 2003, Questar was one of the founding companies of Avanquest
 Global Software PublishingT (, an association of companies
 that offers editing resources worldwide to software product developers.

SOURCE Lindows, Inc.; Questar