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 is fine for this Windows Refugee
by David Ross on Tue 4th Jan 2005 19:25 UTC

I've used Windows for about 12 years now and was evaulating various Linux distributions for home use. I settled on Linpire despite some concerns about it being a "dumbed down" distro that lacked power and capability. Boy, was I wrong. Compared to the (admittedly few) other distros I had tried,and to Windows itself, Linspire is a model of usability. It's not as refined (yet) as mainstream OSes, and the app support is not fully there either, but the stability, lack of viruses/adware/BSOD's etc., and security make it a pleasure to use. And the CNR warehouse is a marvelous software update mechanism unequalled on ANY platform. It's worth a look for all but the most die-hard Linux fanatics, if only to see where the future lies for desktop distributions. As always, IMHO only!