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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RE: No one is perfect
by raver31 on Mon 9th Jan 2006 20:49 UTC in reply to "No one is perfect"
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The advantages are that packages in the click and run repositories are fully tested and will not destroy your system.

As Linspire is Debian based, you can still use apt-get + synaptic with it, although this would be using standard Debain repositories, you ould be introducing errors onto the system.

The idea of Linspire is to get ex-windows users to move to Linux and to do this with the least amount of learning. Linspire, (and Xanros too, let me add), does an excellent job at this.

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