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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Thanks for showing Kevin Carmony
by MadRat on Thu 31st Aug 2006 00:29 UTC
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The free basic CNR service is definitely a huge step forward for Lindows... err Linspire.

I have tried both Lindows 4.0 and Linspire 5.0 and found both pleasant for the basic desktop home user. They are full of decent eye candy and they do work fine for Windows 95/98/ME OEM copy replacements. Linspire is nice and stable, which adds to your reputation for putting out a good product.

The only distribution I found to be nicer to look at was the older Lycoris 3 distribution prior to Mandrake killing it off. Have to admit the flash and glitter of Lycoris at the time made it my favourite for installing on friends and family machines. It just had the wow factor for them, even without a CNR type of product included.

If you could somehow capture the more simple but colorful look and feel of the old Lycoris 3 distribution then I think Linspire would wow people even more. And when ReactOS gets more mature I hope you move to that kernel immediately. Just my 2 cents.

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