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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by seakryan on Wed 30th Aug 2006 22:03 UTC
seakryan
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2006-07-16

Yep bandwidth does cost money. For the folks hosting the ISO as well...

Some good points made about stability and up-to-date apps.

Linspire has always tried to aim for stability first. With freespire project growing they might be able to find a good balance there. Don't expect Linspire to ever have the most current KDE or the most recent kernel. They just don't work that way, but my hope as a user is that they will have a faster release cycle in order to keep things a bit closer to the latest and greatest. From what I gather - that is their goal.

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