Lindows.com Clicky Awards to Give Away More than $50,000 to Linux Program Creators

The Best of the Best to be Honored in Six Categories

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In an effort to honor and recognize the creators of hundreds of high-quality, Linux-based applications, Lindows.com announces the Clicky Awards (www.lindows.com/nominations). The Clicky Awards will recognize a total of 18 different programs giving away more than $50,000 of award money to developers or groups of developers that have done the most to further the availability of high-quality consumer software on the Linux Desktop. Users of Linux applications are encouraged to support their favorite Linux program by visiting www.lindows.com/nomination.

"There are hundreds of great Linux software programs available," said Michael Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Lindows.com, Inc. Lindows.com's Clicky Awards will help tell the world about some of the top tier Linux applications out there while acknowledging the creators of Linux-based programs.

The Clicky Awards will acknowledge the top three applications in the following 6 categories.


 1) Audio and MP3
 2) Business and Finance
 3) Games
 4) Home and Education
 5) Internet
 6) Multimedia and Design

Recipients of the Clicky Awards will receive $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The winners of the Clicky Awards will be announced on August 31, 2002.

Any Linux application that runs on a desktop computer can be nominated including those that run on any Linux distribution. To help narrow the field from the many candidates, people are being asked to nominate their favorite Linux consumer applications at www.lindows.com/nominations People not sure of what applications are available can visit the Lindows.com Click-N-Run Warehouse (www.lindows.com/warehouse) and take a look at the more than 1,300 possible applications to nominate.

Lindows.com's Click-N-Run technology (www.lindows.com/clicknrun) makes the software programs in the Warehouse easy to download, install and run when using LindowsOS.

Computer users wanting to try out nominated applications can order and download LindowsOS immediately at www.lindows.com/signup. Installation is super-easy (see www.tryoutlinux.com) so you can Click-N-Run software in just minutes.

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About Lindows.com, Inc.

Lindows.com is a consumer company that brings choice to computer users. Lindows.com, Inc. was started by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of MP3.com. LindowsOS is a modern, affordable, easy-to-use operating system that allows users access to hundreds of applications via the Click-N-Run(tm) Warehouse. All applications in the Click-N-Run Warehouse (www.lindows.com/warehouse) are licensed on a per-person or family basis and can be downloaded, installed and run with just one-mouse click. LindowsOS is presently available on LindowsOS Certified Computers (www.lindows.com/walmart) being offered from Lindows.com Builder (www.lindows.com/builders) partners. The General Release of LindowsOS, available now for download and preview to Lindows.com Insiders (www.lindows.com/signup), will be made available later this year for those wishing to install and run LindowsOS on their existing computer hardware. The General Release version will support a wider range of computer hardware and includes unique features such as a "Friendly-Install" alongside an existing Microsoft(r) Windows operating system, a streamlined installation process which requires no computer knowledge, and the ability to run a select set of "bridge" Windows-compatible programs. For more information see www.lindows.com/products.


        

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