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Get Angry Birds Free on PC for Limited Time

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Intel is offering Angry Birds for free to new users of its AppUp Center.

In an effort to get consumers into using its new AppUp Center, Intel is now offering the PC version of Angry Birds free for a limited time. The only catch is that fans must download and install the Intel AppUp Center client from Best Buy's website, and create a new account. The free app giveaway also only applies to US-based residents.

But as Intel warns, the new AppUp Center isn't for every computer, designed mainly for Atom-based netbooks. However, the client is compatible with some desktop and laptop computers running the 32-bit version of Windows XP and both versions of Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit). Netbooks are required to have Windows XP (SP3), Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Basic or Home Premium installed.

Intel originally launched the beta of its app store for Atom netbooks during CES 2011 back in January. The initial batch of free and premium apps spanned across education, entertainment, games, health and others. Acer, Asus , Dell and Samsung were even among the first OEMs to jump on board, announcing their support for app stores based on Intel's new AppUp Center during the show.

Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini later stated that Intel and its partners expected to "expand the stores over time to include applications for other large categories such as PCs, handheld CE devices, smartphones, CE appliances, TVs and other devices based on future Intel processor families." But as of this writing, both Intel's AppUp Center client and Rovio's Angry Birds worked flawlessly on a notebook running Windows Home Premium 64-bit and AMD's dual-core Athlon II P340 processor (see screenshot). Of course, that doesn't mean every app will work correctly.

Currently Intel's app store features twenty-two separate categories including Security, Books, News, Intel Learning Series and lots more. Premium and free games include Slingo Deluxe, Raging Thunder 2, The Last Stand and even Age of Conquest 3. Intel said Angry Birds will be free while "supplies last," so go sign up for the AppUp Center here.

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    morethantoast , March 23, 2011 6:05 PM
    Get Angry Birds Free

    at first i was like :) 

    must download and install the Intel AppUp Center client from Best Buy's website

    but then i was like :( 
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    morethantoast , March 23, 2011 6:05 PM
    Get Angry Birds Free

    at first i was like :) 

    must download and install the Intel AppUp Center client from Best Buy's website

    but then i was like :( 
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 23, 2011 6:08 PM
    oh cock I just installed ultimate on my netbook...

    Oh well I'll just play angry birds on my phone then.
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    nforce4max , March 23, 2011 6:09 PM
    I HATE Best Buy, I hope they get looted when the riots are back. :D 
    Always high prices and poor service never to forget the scams that were pulled on people expecting to receive what they purchased but instead got something else instead.
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    RedPhoenix , March 23, 2011 6:09 PM
    just to future milk
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    mobrocket , March 23, 2011 6:22 PM
    Free angry birds for your personal information... sounds like a great deal for best buy
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    wiyosaya , March 23, 2011 6:25 PM
    RedPhoenixjust to future milk

    Exactly. The key here is you have to create an account - which they will then promptly spam.
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    godnodog , March 23, 2011 6:40 PM
    "Get Angry Birds Free on PC for Limited Time"

    I would not install this game even if you paid me!!!

    Angry Birds?!! Jisas Craist.........

    If double post, than sorryyyy
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    Anonymous , March 23, 2011 6:48 PM
    Call me when it's about free Duke Nukem Forever of TES: Skyrim.
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    Tmanishere , March 23, 2011 6:51 PM
    I'd rather pay $2 on Steam than to apply for Intel AppUp. I'm happy with Steam. I don't need another client.
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    kilo_17 , March 23, 2011 7:05 PM
    morethantoastGet Angry Birds Freeat first i was like must download and install the Intel AppUp Center client from Best Buy's websitebut then i was like

    I kind of feel the same way
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    kilo_17 , March 23, 2011 7:06 PM
    ^Darn, the quote got messed up
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    maestintaolius , March 23, 2011 7:15 PM
    Can't you already get 100 different physics knockdown games on the pc for free already?
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    cookoy , March 23, 2011 7:44 PM
    darn, the birds won't be flying free with strings attached.
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    iam2thecrowe , March 23, 2011 7:58 PM
    anyone else here sick of the word "apps"? Its like they need to shorten the word application because your not even getting a whole application and its not big enough to be considered software. Instead of downloading a game you download an "app". Im glad i dont use apps, id rather use software and play games. I hate apple soooo much for making this word popular.
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    christop , March 23, 2011 9:44 PM
    UGH I want nothing to do with Best Buy..No Thanks.
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    slothy89 , March 23, 2011 9:57 PM
    morethantoastGet Angry Birds Free
    at first i was like :) 
    must download and install the Intel AppUp Center client from Best Buy's website
    but then i was like :( 

    Only for netbooks with atom processors and running XP SP3, Win7 Starter or Home...
    And i was like D=
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    phate , March 23, 2011 10:03 PM
    No Ubuntu love? If it works on Android, it shouldn't be THAT hard to get it to work on Linux desktop...
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    eklipz330 , March 23, 2011 10:08 PM
    the game got boring fast.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , March 23, 2011 10:19 PM
    Amazon done it & now Intel is doing it,who's next...
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , March 23, 2011 10:22 PM
    At least someone can get something for free,even though I can't...
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