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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RE: Interview?
by john on Tue 4th Jan 2005 18:38 UTC

Excellent to see positive comments. I think this guy is a genius and he is going to make desktop linux a player. Linspire isn't for me (I like SUSE) but it is a desktop that my Aunt Jane can use. I often find myself sticking up for Linspire against the linux snobs, so once again, nice to see positive comments. I read a comment by Robertson a year or so ago where he said he thought that Linux could find a niche on the ends of the computer user spectrum, newbies and power users. This is the only distro that makes an honest stab at the newbie end. I too would have liked to see more info on what's next.
Mention Apple and its user base crawls out of the darkness to stick up for them, regardless of the context. I think Robertson is focusing on the low end of the spectrum, linspire boxes sell for 200 or 300 dollars. In this realm Apple is expensive. Linspire is the Pinto of OS's while Apple is the BMW, some BMW driver could state: "I don't think BMW is expensive, you can't put a price on quality." True, you can't...but some of us are stuck with our Pintos.