Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 00:05 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Linspire Xandros has announced the end of Linspire. The company says that it had too many for-pay distributions running around in the company portfolio, so one was bound to be cut. Linspire didn't make it. "Xandros purchased Linspire, the company, earlier this summer. This week, the company announced that it was going to revamp community distribution Freespire, basing its next version on Debian instead of Ubuntu, and using it as a precursor for Xandros Desktop Professional, in much the same way Red Hat uses Fedora and SUSE uses openSUSE. But the company didn't need multiple for-pay desktop distributions, so Linspire is getting the boot."
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RE[3]: There is a reason ...
by DrillSgt on Thu 14th Aug 2008 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: There is a reason ..."
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

"Debian and Slackware:
1. Huge software repositories
2. The latest versions available.
3. They are free.
A first grade kid should be able to give the right answer. Are you? "


Well beyond first grade actually. I agree that Xandros and Linspire have outdated packages. So does the stable version of Debian. Has been a long time since I tried Slackware. Gentoo has more recent packages.

You might not be so bad if you could get beyond the playground antics ;)

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