Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st May 2006 16:03 UTC
Linspire DistroWatch has an interview with Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire. "We've learned a lot during the last five years, and two of the most important lessons were: 1) the open source and Linux community needs Linspire, and 2) Linspire needs the open source and Linux community. We've known the latter for a long time, and we started the Freespire project internally about two years ago."
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RE: Linspire. Profit for People.
by Moochman on Mon 1st May 2006 20:37 UTC in reply to "Linspire. Profit for People."
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Say what you will about Nvu, but it's the only free web development program I recommend to newbies, whether on Windows or Linux. Its WYSIWYG interface is the simplest and most direct you can find. I for one am very thankful that they did take Composer and make it a separate program, because not only did they add a few new features, but they obviated the need for people to install the whole complicated Mozilla suite when all they wanted was Composer.

For Nvu alone, I am a fan of Linspire. I don't use the distro myself, since on my system Suse runs much faster, but with its shiny eye candy and super simplicity I can understand why Linspire/Freespire might appeal to others.

As soon as I get some free time, I'm going to get Lsongs to compile on my Suse 10 setup (one of the only distros without a binary, sadly) and try it out. I'm not a big fan of the Amarok interface, and while Banshee is pretty nice, Lsongs looks even nicer! (Of course, how it performs is yet to be seen.)

Edited 2006-05-01 20:39

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