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."
Permalink for comment 83616
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: CNR / Ubuntu
by Windows Sucks on Mon 9th Jan 2006 19:12 UTC in reply to "CNR / Ubuntu"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

The sucky part about CNR (And I have a subscription to it myself because my brother and mother use Linspire) is they take FOREVER to put software in CNR.

They STILL don't have the new version of Firefox, took them forever to get the new version of Open Office.

And if you want to get the newest versions of software when they come out you have to join the insider club. ($99)

I understand they have a business model etc, but to make CNR worth while for me they need to work out the intall issues for new apps and get them in there quick.

And I know, I know there are 50 other ways to install things without using CNR, but I am paying for CNR and would love to get my moneys worth!

Reply Parent Score: 1