Software: Lindows 4.0 is launched

By | June 25, 2003, Inc. announced today the launch of LindowsOS 4.0 ( which “brings industry-first features to Linux desktops such as comprehensive Plug & Play support, ad blocking, spam blocking and pornography blocking along with a continued emphasis on ease-of-use and affordability” (the press release says).

“The argument from Microsoft against desktop Linux is that it may be affordable from the start, but the long term maintenance destroys those early savings,” said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of, Inc. “For the first time, LindowsOS 4.0 with its Zero
Maintenance goals makes Linux far easier and lower cost to maintain than a comparable Microsoft Windows XP computer. In addition, we’re leap frogging Microsoft by unveiling a suite of operating system features to help users block spam, ads and pornography from their
LindowsOS 4.0 is available immediately preinstalled on personal computers from retailers online ( and available on CD for $59.95 MSRP ( ($49.95 for US digital download only). To locate a retailer visit, Users of LindowsOS 3.0 are eligible for a free upgrade to version 4.0 by visiting their “my.lindows” ( ) account and downloading the software.

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