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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Why single Linspire out?
by manofsteel21 on Thu 31st Aug 2006 21:13 UTC
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I'm kinda on the fence about his move, on one side it takes away a revenue stream but on the other it attracts more users. But either way i've tried Freespire and love it. As I get older and have to time to configure things Linspire/Freespire is the perfect solution, but it may not be for everyone, so with so many choices why are some ppl crying foul? Why are you trying to push your view on me? just because I dont want to use somthing you use or recomend doesnt make me wrong. I like the comment someone made by saying that other distros do the same type of thing and they do, what funny is that the same ppl that say that Linspire/Freespire is wrong for including the propriatary formats are the same one's that use Ubuntu and add the propriatary formats anyways! What about Mepis? it includes almost all the codecs I dont say anyone crying foul, or even SUSE the boxed version includs closed source items. So if your going to cry about distros carrying closed source software then I think your going to have to cry about all of them not just single one out.

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