United Online Launches Service for Linux-based LindowsOS
Computers Under its NetZero and Juno Brands
New Value-Priced LindowsOS Internet Services Available
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.
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.
CONTACT: United Online, Inc.
(858) 587-6700, ext. 241