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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A good thing...
by mwtomlinson on Sat 10th Feb 2007 11:58 UTC
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...in my opinion. Living in the USA, I've long wanted an easy, convenient and legal way to add the features that I want to my Linux distro-of-choice. Multimedia, the abilityto play commercial DVDs, that kind of thing. Ubuntu, with the addition of CNR from Linspire, will give me that choice - without taking away my freedom to not do so, if I so choose.

In an earlier post, someone made a comment to the effect of "Users suck the life out of smaller, community distributions." If not for us life-sucking users, where are you? If you make, or support, a distro that doesn't cater to main-stream users, that's fine. But, please, don't denigrate the main-stream user - we're the ones that provide the "critical mass" for any given initiative.

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