Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:05 UTC, submitted by jcpinto
Linspire Starting today, Linspire does not only offer a free OS, but also its CNR Basic service. " Linspire, Inc., developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system of the same name and Freespire, the free community desktop Linux operating system, announced the immediate change in pricing for its popular CNR Service from an annual subscription fee based offering to a completely free service." CEO Carmony said: "We're thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free. CNR really makes using desktop Linux easy, and we want everyone to have access to this quality service."
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RE[2]: Pfff....
by maxx_730 on Wed 30th Aug 2006 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Pfff...."
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This is what you claimed on your website:
Linspire promised a HUGE announcement this week that will affect the Freespire project significantly. This announcement is bigger than anything we have ever done to date, or perhaps will do for some time to come. This news is significant not just to the Freespire project, but we believe, to the advancement of desktop Linux in general. Visit our forum for the big news and to discuss it with others.
I'm sorry, but i (and i can imagine many others) just don't see the release CNR as OSS as big as you've suggested in your announcement, and yes ive tried it. I also don't like about this that you've posted this mysteriously on the freespire wiki and then left forum users figure out what it was. Thats what i call (excuse the language) attention whoring. Also why do you keep comparing CNR to Synaptic? You KNOW Synaptic is one of the less simple frontends to apt-get and you KNOW that there are much better frontends like for example gnome-app-install.

Ps: dont get me wrong though, i liked that you opensourced CNR (one less piece of proprietary softwarte in the world ;) ), and i like that Linspire contributes back a lot to the OSS community, i just dont like how this announcement was IMO overhyped.

Edited 2006-08-30 18:56

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