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: My response...
by h3rman on Thu 31st Aug 2006 21:54 UTC in reply to "My response..."
h3rman
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2006-08-09

Do you think someday you might be selling complete systems in Europe?

We already do. Check the link above. Medion, a huge OEM there, sells Linspire PC's, as do others.

Guess I just live in the wrong country. ;)
I checked out the Medion website of my country (NL) where they don't seem to sell Linspire btw, and it says "MEDION advises Windows XP professional" (in Dutch).

I know, it's the deal they have with Redmond, but isn't there really anything to be done about this? I mean, how can a company like your own do business with all these MSWXPpro-advising companies? Everyone knows it makes no sense, but to the unaware, doesn't it give the impression ("yeah we advise MSWXP Pro, but we sell Linspire too") that Linspire, well any other system, is somehow second choice, a cheap alternative at best?

Sorry, this eternal "company X advises..." all over the place is pure SPAM and it just annoys me more than necessary, I guess.

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