Xandros Offers 50 Percent Rebate on New Linux Products
A month after Microsoft ended support for Windows 98, Xandros continues to seek converts to its Linux products.Xandros, hoping to capture what it calls "50 million disenfranchised Windows" users, is offering a 50 percent rebate on its Desktop Home and Home Edition Premium editions of its Linux operating system. The regular Home edition sells for $39.99, and the premium edition sells for $79.99. If users upgrade their operating system from Windows 98, 98SE or ME to Xandros 4.0, they can receive a 50 percent mail-in rebate, the company announced July 28.
On July 11, Microsoft formally ended all support and security upgrades for Windows 98. Xandros, a leading Linux desktop distributor, has been aggressively courting Windows users that do not want to upgrade to Windows XP or Vista.