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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CNR / Ubuntu
by Michael_Valentine on Mon 9th Jan 2006 18:57 UTC
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Basic CNR is $20 per year and $50 for the Gold Edition. CNR is meant for the new users coming from Windows to Linux and those that wish to just use their PC's and not figure out all the in's and out's to the OS. There's no real advantage over apt-get when installing software if you don't care about one click installs or know how to add your own sources or compile your own programs, but it sure is worth it if you fall into the above two categories. The other thing to remember is that CNR also pushes updates and many other services besides installing software.

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