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 glarepate on Mon 9th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC in reply to "No one is perfect"
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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.

I believe this is a common practice among software users. People actually go out into the world and buy software. One difference here is that you don't have to go get in the car and fetch the software home to install it.

Another difference it's a heckuva lot cheaper than most software. You could easily spend $100 or more on one package (that may or may not be exactly what you want or need if you haven't already tried it out on your target system yet). Compared to spending the same amount to have an online catalog of selections that you may try, test and select from that seems like a *really* good deal.

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