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[3]: If at first...
by LinspireMan on Tue 10th Jan 2006 05:30 UTC in reply to "If at first..."
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That is really funny you say that, because I want Linux on MY desktop, especially Linspire Five-O. I was a Mac OS 7,8,9, and X/Windows XP user, but in June 2005 I had enough of the proprietary train ride and decided to switch to Linux. After trying SuSE Linux 9.3 Professional, Kubuntu, etc., I stumbled upon Linspire and have not looked back once. Linux for the desktop is here already - it's Linspire Five-O!

I love Linspire Five-O a lot, because I can do almost 100% of what I could do with Mac OS X and Windows XP without the extraordinary cost that is involved with these other two platforms. In fact, I believe so much in the future of Linspire, I decided to start my own company to help push Linux further on the desktop. My business (SeaScape LLC - is now a Linspire Authorized Builder and Linspire Authorized Reseller. We will be introducing our new Linspire-only systems in a few weeks.

To say that no one wants Linux on their desktop is simply unrealistic, considering the amount of people that are so sick and tired of Microsoft's security problems with Windows XP and earlier. When I am running Windows XP Professional, I constantly have people trying to break into my system - good luck as I have three levels of security. When I am in Linspire Five-O (which is 99% of the time), I do not even get any break in attempts. Hmmm... Wonder which OS I prefer? ;)

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