Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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Linspire is great
by gabor on Mon 9th Jan 2006 16:55 UTC
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I've been using Linspire for over a year now. To me it's worth the money. On my Dell laptop, it boots with all my hardware working on the first boot. Wireless card, volume buttons...etc. Everything just works.

I also ordered some Ubuntu CDs to give that a try since it seems to be the currently hyped distro. It doesn't even boot on my laptop. I'm sure one could get it to work, but that would take me more time to figure out than what it's worth. I paid for Linspire and it's been working perfect, and click and run makes it easy to stay current.

Of course it doesn't require you to run as root.

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