Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:59 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linspire In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S. Raymond - one of the co-founders of the open-source movement - has joined the Freespire Leadership Board. Raymond believes desktop Linux is entering into a critical period, noting that historically, users have shifted operating systems during periods of fundamental changes in hardware platforms. He believes the PC vendors' embrace of 64-bit computing will provide desktop Linux a unique window of opportunity, which if missed, may not come along again for many years.
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by davegetrag on Wed 27th Sep 2006 15:14 UTC
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At least the link didn't re-direct you to freespires distrowatch page!:)

I use to think that pre-installed was a big issue and a key goal in spreading linux but anymore I realize it is a bad move in general. It is good for those that know linux and want a linux system but not as a system sold to someone who isn't familar with linux and all that entails or else you end up with a unhappy user and a support nightmare.

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