LindowsOS 4.5 Launches Today with Free Worldwide Calling and Integrated
Search and Translation Services, Available Now

United Online, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Yahoo! Technologies
Incorporated Into Latest Product

SAN DIEGO -- December 16, 2003 -- Inc. announced today the
immediate availability of LindowsOS 4.5 ( This
latest version taps into free worldwide calling technology by integrating
SIP software into the LindowsOS operating system. LindowsOS 4.5 also
delivers remote desktop sharing, integrated search features, and
translation tools that place six different languages at users' fingertips.
To get LindowsOS 4.5 now, visit

LindowsOS 4.5 enables free worldwide calling with built-in SIP (Session
Initiation Protocol) technology. SIP ( allows worldwide
phone calls to be made, at no cost, over broadband cables, turning common
PCs into free global calling machines. LindowsOS 4.5's SIP integration
gives every user a unique number from which to send and receive calls; it
also includes sophisticated four-way conferencing abilities, as well as
full 800 number access from any location worldwide. To make a call, users
simply open the program on their computer, which has a virtual keypad
similar to a telephone, and enter the SIP phone number of anyone with a
SIPphone, Videophone, or SIP-enabled computer. LindowsOS will initiate the
voice call -- just like a traditional telephone, minus the high cost. To
see SIP in action, visit

"Integrating search, SIP, and translation tools demonstrates that Linux is
taking a leadership role in innovation in the operating system business,"
said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Inc. "In
addition, our partnerships with leaders in the technology business who are
incorporating services and software into LindowsOS demonstrate Linux's
acceptance into mainstream desktop computing."

LindowsOS 4.5 is the first operating system to fully integrate direct
access to the industry leaders of web search, translation, and e-commerce
services, including, Yahoo!, and eBay. For the first time,
search functionality is a core feature of the PC experience. Highlighted
text within any webpage can be searched on with a single mouse-click
through Amazon's book search, catalogs, eBay auctions, glossaries, Google's
indexes, image databases, Yahoo! Shopping search engines, and more. In
addition, the operating system also includes dial-up access with United
Online, the industry's leading provider of affordable Internet connectivity.

LindowsOS 4.5 also features language translation, allowing pages to be
translated from or into six languages -- English, Spanish, French, Italian,
German, and Portuguese -- with a single click. This integrated translation
can be seen at

Additional upgrades found in LindowsOS 4.5 include expanded hardware
support to enhance the Plug & Play experience that allows peripheral
devices to be automatically detected and working instantly, as well as the
latest versions of pre-loaded software, including games, Internet suite,
productivity programs, and more. LindowsOS 4.5 also includes all of the
features of LindowsOS Laptop Edition (, including
power management capabilities and expanded WiFi card support. For a full
description of new features in LindowsOS 4.5, visit

LindowsOS 4.5 is available pre-loaded on certified computers from a wide
range of retailers listed at, or at Current LindowsOS customers can download the new
version from their my.lindows account immediately.


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