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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Maybe it's time to give them a break
by richard on Wed 30th Aug 2006 20:04 UTC
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I've never really understood the amount of abuse that *spire attracts. They bring out a distro, commit a few minor sins that other distros have done previously (YAST wasn't always open source, for example) and somehow receive more bile than all other Linux distributions put together. Even when they make a great announcement like this! They contribute to lots of nice open source projects. It can only be snobbery because they are trying to appeal to the "non-nerds". Stop being so elitist! It's not cool. It's not even geek-cool. It's just poo.

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