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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Respect for Mr. Robertson and Linspire
by sealtit on Tue 4th Jan 2005 19:35 UTC

I'm what many would call a "Linux Elitist." Linux is the only OS I use and Gentoo is my distro of choice. I would never even consider trying Linspire . . .

That being said, I would just like to say that I have the utmost respect for Michael Robertson and what he's trying to do. While I would never use Linspire myself, I would recommend it to my non-tech savvy friends and family.

In addition to making an easily accessible Linux distro for everyday users, Linspire is helping the entire open source community by sponsoring projects such as Nvu, Gaim, Firefox, and Reiser4.

Mr. Robertson, I wish you luck with this endeavor.

P.S.
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