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Pre-installed Linux PCs Celebrate 3rd Year Anniversary at Koobox.com

SAN DIEGO and CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the Linspire commercial and developer of CNR, a one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux programs, along with Mirus Innovations Inc., a leading North America PC manufacturer that brings innovative digital lifestyle products to consumer and small business customers with a focus on high-value and low-cost, today celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of Koobox.com selling Linux-only pre-installed desktop PCs to the mainstream consumer marketplace. An authorized Linspire system builder, Mirus pre-installed desktop Linux systems have been sold through various other mass merchant online retail stores over the years including Sears.com, Kmart.com, and HomeDepot.com.

SAN DIEGO and CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ — Linspire, Inc., developer of the Linspire commercial and developer of CNR, a one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux programs, along with Mirus Innovations Inc., a leading North America PC manufacturer that brings innovative digital lifestyle products to consumer and small business customers with a focus on high-value and low-cost, today celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of Koobox.com selling Linux-only pre-installed desktop PCs to the mainstream consumer marketplace. An authorized Linspire system builder, Mirus pre-installed desktop Linux systems have been sold through various other mass merchant online retail stores over the years including Sears.com, Kmart.com, and HomeDepot.com.

"Our partnership with Mirus continues to serve the ever expanding consumer demand for choice and pre-installed desktop Linux PCs," said Linspire Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Larry Kettler. "We are excited to celebrate this milestone as the Koobox.com website continues to offer exclusively quality Linux PCs at value prices to consumers across North America."

The Koobox.com website provides an easy and affordable place to purchase pre-installed desktop Linux computer systems that come in many configurations including: standard desktop systems, multimedia systems, and mini-computer systems. Prices start as low as $299.99 and all Koobox.com pre-installed desktop Linux computer systems are directly manufactured, shipped and supported by Mirus.

"We continue to expand our configuration offerings to meet customer requests for desktop Linux PCs," said Richard Shyu, Mirus Innovations Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Our years of providing these innovative Linux solutions through Koobox.com has been rewarding as we grow in parallel with the desktop Linux market."

At Koobox.com, new pre-installed desktop Linux configurations includes the "Essential Koobox" with an Intel Celeron D356, 256MB RAM, 80GB 7200RPM starting at $299.99. An upgraded version of this computer is also available for $339 with DVDRW, DVD, SurfSafe (Web Filtering) and VirusSafe (Virus Protection). In addition, a new upgraded multimedia Koobox desktop Linux computer systems is available with 1GB RAM, 250GB 7200RPM and DVD starting at $499.99.

The Linspire Builder Program, www.linspire.com/builder, is designed for system builders, system integrators, whitebox manufacturers, VAR's and resellers, launched a new upgrade to their program in late 2007 that includes free sign-up, free evaluation copies of Linspire & Freespire (multiple languages), Hardware Certification Tools, Marketing Resources and Revenue Sharing on all revenue generated from software and service purchases by customers through the CNR one-click digital software delivery service. Since the launch of the new Builder Program, Linspire has over 900 active Authorized Builders have signed up and are pre-installing Linspire and Freespire on desktop Linux computers worldwide.

About Linspire

Linspire, Inc. (http://www.linspire.com) was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system distributed primarily pre-installed on PCs for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The thousands of software titles available in the CNR Warehouse (http://www.linspire.com/cnr) include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.

About Mirus Innovations

Mirus Innovations, a value-added manufacturer of computer products, strives to bring innovative digital lifestyle experiences to end users. Its products for consumers and small businesses include high-value, low-cost personal and mobile computing solutions, as well as On-Site and Life-Time Tech Support options. Its products are installed in hundreds of thousands of households and small businesses throughout North America.

For more information and interview requests: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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