Lindows opens Click-N-Buy shop

Third-party Linux apps

Lindows.com, the Linux distro for consumers, is opening an online shop to sell software downloads from third-party vendors to owners of LindowsOS PCs.

Punters confirm that they want to buy an app, then click once: the program is downloaded, configured and installed. Credit cards are billed automatically.

The commercial service, called Click-N-Buy, kicks off with software from Bitstream, Sun, Idruna and a couple of games, among others. Discounts are available to members of Lindows' Click-N-Run club. The new service represents an "a la carte" option for customers and will sit alongside the existing "all you can eat" option, Lindows.com says. ®

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