Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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Anyone remember?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 24th Oct 2006 15:49 UTC
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

Anyone remember Linspire offering the South Korean an attractive package deal for switching all their computers from Windows to Linspire, when SK had a scuffle with Microsoft?

Perhaps it was wise that they declined.

And for the people lambasting the author for 'not doing research', 'giving Linux to a noob' and 'trying to install it on a laptop': what gives?!?

Is Linux 'ready for the desktop' or not? Freespire has long claimed that it was ready, so how is it the author's fault for giving it a test-drive?
He even tried booting from live-cd first, what more do you want?
It's as if they're not going to be happy unless only happy successtories are posted.

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