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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No one is perfect
by SEJeff on Mon 9th Jan 2006 17:42 UTC
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Ok, I was wrong about the run as root thing... I haven't used Linspire since it was first released and was named Lindows.

What about Click'n'run? Sure it's nice to be able to point, click, and install software, but you have to pay for it. Ubuntu offers pretty much the exact same thing via synaptic or even gnome-app-install yet you don't pay a dime for it. I really don't see the benefits of Linspire over Ubuntu and am curious to see what other Linspire users have to say.

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