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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You might find Sabayon Linux, Mandriva or MEPIS not only useful but interesting as well. If you have a 64 bit CPU I recommend Studio 64.

Alternatively, Solaris and the BSDs have much to recommend them in terms of available software and stability/security. You will just need to see if they are a good fit for you and what you do.

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