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Evesham bundles Lindows on £249 PC

First European deal for Lindows.com

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Evesham is bundle the open source Lindows OS on a new bargain basement PC knocked out at £249 inc.VAT.

Evesham's E-scape Li PC comes with Lindows preloaded, features a VIA C3 processor and the VIA Apollo PLE133
integrated chipset, 40Gb Hard disk, 256MB DRAM, CD drive, modem and mouse. Monitors, speakers and other peripherals cost extra.

The E-scape Li will be available through Evesham's nationwide chain of 16 UK stores, through direct sales and from its Web site. Evesham represents Lindows.com's first retail deal in Europe.

LindowsOS 2.0 is now available via download.

In the US you can get a Lindows PC for $199 through Walmart. However, UK VAT accounts for much of the difference. Also, inevitably, it costs more to flog PCs through retail outlets, especially with the rents charged in the overcrowded UK. So this is not a case of Rip-Off Britain.

Lindows.com shot to prominence on the back of a legal fight with Microsoft reagarding the similarity of its name and Windows. Today Lindows.com filed a motion for summary judgement which seeks to bring an end to the case. ®

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