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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by gplCop318 on Tue 10th Jan 2006 03:27 UTC
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2006-01-10

easy to say... i dont see the benefits of linspire over ubuntu. Linux for the most part is linux, most of them are fairly easy... Most of them provide CDs of software so even if they go out of business you still have something. Most of them dont expect you to pay and pay and pay. I mean 4.0 is not lobger supportted by CNR so you paid for the OS you paid for a few years of CNR to install stuff and use it and now either you keep paying or you have nothing. Or you have to use a different linux, which you could of just done in the first place.

See, i dont see the benefits of Linspire when you weigh the pros and the cons....

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