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: uh
by LinspireMan on Tue 10th Jan 2006 08:36 UTC in reply to "uh"
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You are missing the point of CNR (click and run) completely.

Not every new Linux user cares about the technical end of things when it comes to installing software on various Linux distributions. This is the target market of Linspire Five-O, and Linspire accomplishes this quite well IMO. CNR makes life simple for people that have work to do today, not postpone it for hours, days, or weeks. Remember the old acronym? KISS. ;)

The beauty of the Linux world is that there are many other distributions for you to try and use. Use whatever you want, but stop saying that no one wants CNR. You do not speak for me. I do want CNR and so do many other people. I switched from Mac OS X and Windows XP because I am sick and tired of shelling out my hard earned money for nothing. Also, I tried SuSE 9.3, 10 and Kubuntu - I don't like either of them - my choice. God bless America! ;)

BTW, you can use Synaptic, etc. on Linspire too. You don't ever have to use the CNR Service if you really don't want to. You have the freedom, man! LOL

Regarding Windows 98... You still use that unstable and ugly OS? Sheesh! Talk about circa 1990-whatever (in a California valley girl voice). Get into the 21st century, my friend! You really don't think apps don't break in the Windows or Macintosh worlds? You have a lot to learn about OS upgrades. Go look at how many apps broke when Apple released Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Too many to count! A lot of my apps broke from 10.3 (Panther), and that was the final straw for me.

Edited 2006-01-10 08:41

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