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: Eh, no.
by deanlinkous on Thu 31st Aug 2006 14:43 UTC in reply to "Eh, no."
deanlinkous
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2006-06-19

No the reason linspire does not want to call it a 'package manager' is because it would be too linux like. They have to call it a 'softare delivery service' so they can be different and better than all those just offering a 'package manager'. That is how they can say it is better than any package manager out there is because it is a software delivery service.

Too funny....

Flock is based on firefox is based on mozilla - does that mean that the only browser is mozilla?

Knoppix is based on debian - does that mean knoppix isn't a distro?

I agree it is a truly a front end. So are a lot of things and we still call them package managers. That is the purpose of that front end of that GUI is to assist you in managing packages.

What are a lot of media players in linux - frontends for gstreamer plugins and various libraries and so forth.

I wasn't the one twitching but I am now.

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