Lindows Postpones Initial Public Offering

Aug 18, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lindows, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindows, Inc. today announced that it
 has elected to postpone the previously announced initial public offering of
 its common stock due to current adverse market conditions.  The company's S-1
 registration statement remains on file with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission and has not been withdrawn.  Lindows will continue to evaluate
 market conditions and may proceed with a public offering at a later date.
     "Lindows won't be forced into a cut-rate IPO by a fickle stock market.  We
 are fortunate to have cash in the bank, and we owe it to our stockholders to
 wait until market conditions and public company valuations improve before we
 proceed with a public offering," said Michael Robertson, chairman and chief
 executive officer of Lindows, Inc.
     A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.
 These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to
 the time that the registration statement becomes effective.  This news release
 shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy
 nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction
 in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or
      For more information,
      Kevin La Rue
      Lindows, Inc.
      858-587-6700 ext. 263
     About Lindows, Inc.
     Lindows, Inc. develops and markets Linspire, an affordable, full-featured
 Linux-based operating system designed specifically for desktop and laptop
 computers in homes, schools and businesses.  Linspire uses innovative CNR
 technology that allows the installation, updating and management of hundreds
 of software programs 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 Linspire.
     Linspire is a trademark of  Linspire, Inc., a Delaware Corporation.
 Copyright (C) 2004 Linspire, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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