United Online Launches Service for Linux-based LindowsOS Computers Under its NetZero and Juno Brands

New Value-Priced LindowsOS Internet Services Available Immediately

Woodland Hills, California, UNITED STATES


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), the nation's leading provider of value-priced Internet access services, today announced that the company now supports Linux-based LindowsOS for its NetZero and Juno brands of dial-up Internet service. The availability of a LindowsOS-compatible Internet access service marks United Online's entrance into the value-orientated consumer segment of the Linux-based OS market. The Lindows ISP software is pre-loaded on LindowsOS version 4.5, which is available at some of the nation's largest retailers, and is also downloadable at www.netzero.com or www.juno.com.

"By offering LindowsOS-based dial-up Internet access, the NetZero and Juno brands now appeal to a new audience of computer users that are looking for a value-priced option to access the Internet," said Brian Woods, EVP and chief marketing officer of United Online, Inc. "LindowsOS users are a growing consumer segment of the Linux-based ISP market and we look forward to providing our high-quality, value-priced Platinum services to this group."

NetZero Platinum and Juno Platinum, the company's $9.95 monthly dial-up services, are now available for PC, Mac and Linux-based LindowsOS operating systems. NetZero Platinum and Juno Platinum offer easy-to-use, reliable dial-up Internet service with thousands of access numbers nationwide, feature-rich E-mail on the Web, compatibility with all of the popular instant messaging products and serve no banner ads. For more information on either service, please refer to www.untd.com.

NetZero HiSpeed, Juno SpeedBand, BlueLight Internet and the NetZero and Juno Free service plans are not currently available for LindowsOS.

About United Online

United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), is the nation's leading provider of value-priced Internet access services through its NetZero, Juno and BlueLight Internet consumer brands. The company's high-quality services are offered at less than half the standard prices of its major competitors and are available in more than 6,500 cities across the United States and in Canada. United Online is headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., with offices in New York City, San Francisco, Calif. and Hyderabad, India. For more information about United Online and its Internet access services, please visit www.untd.com.

About Lindows.com

Lindows.com gives consumers the world's most affordable choice in software, focusing on complete ease-of-use and reliability. LindowsOS is an intuitive operating system that allows the installation of hundreds of applications with just one click. LindowsOS can be experienced on LindowsOS Certified Computers, or ordered directly from www.lindows.com/40, or from resellers listed at www.lindows.com/featured. LindowsOS is currently offered in English, Spanish and Japanese.



        

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