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[4]: If at first...
by macisaac on Tue 10th Jan 2006 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: If at first..."
macisaac
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2005-08-28

Nifty, just checked out your website. I've never used linspire myself, but will admit for a home/family oriented desktop computer, it does look kind of interesting.

As to the systems your building, have you decided yet on intel vs amd (/me confirmed amd fanboy)? Price range? Neat cases, vaguely remind of the Cobalt Qube (at least the blue one) Also, what is that ferret's software you mention for kids? As the father of two young boys, I'm very curious because children's software is something that I find sadly a little lacking in Linux world. Tuxpaint and such are fine programs, but there's just not much (if anything) like say the Jumpstart programs from the Mac / Windows world.

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