Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Feb 2007 23:04 UTC, submitted by Dolores Parker
Linux Yesterday, Linspire and Canonical issued a joint announcement that Linspire would begin to base its distributions on Ubuntu rather than Debian, and that Ubuntu users would be able to use CNR to install proprietary applications and drivers, starting with the Fiesty Fawn release. Linspire is just the latest distro to switch from Debian to Ubuntu, though it may be the highest-profile distribution to do so. Are other distros in talks with Canonical? Steve George, Canonical's director of support and services, says that Canonical is in talks with other vendors, and says, "I think you'll see some announcements next week about other people using us as a platform."
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by BSDrama on Fri 9th Feb 2007 23:17 UTC
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There's great potential in this. This could be the tipping point for Linux. Being honest, as a fairly new *NIX user I can tell you guys that most people don't want to be bothered with the console or, in the case of BSD, with ports. And although Synaptic is a fairly good option, nothing beats double clicking on an icon to install software.

Standardization IS the way to go. This could very well be a historical announcement. I'm stoked.

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