Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Jan 2005 17:22 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews "sat down" with Linspire CEO Michael Robertson for a Q&A about his company's efforts as the banner-carrier for Linux-on-the-desktop. We discussed the upcoming Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego and the perceptions and realities of the obstacles to widespread desktop Linux use. Linspire also extended a special offer to OSNews readers: a free download of Linspire and a 30 day CNR subscription, so put yourself in Granny's shoes (not literally, please) and give it a try. Correction: The free offer expires on January 15.
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Linspire as an introduction
by Ewan Grantham on Tue 4th Jan 2005 18:34 UTC

Linspire (then Lindows) was the first Linux I was able to get up and running and stable a couple years ago. Partly this is because they were targeting the new Linux user (which isn't always the same as a newbie user, but there is overlap), and partly because they have what is still probably one of the best group of people running their forums that there are.

I think that is one of the greatest strengths of their distribution, and will become even more valuable as time goes on. CNR is a useful tool as well, although technologies such as Klik and Synaptic give you much of the same ability. But a knowledgeable community is worth it's weight in CDs :-)