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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sealtit - Thanks for your "informed" opinion.
by Sabon on Tue 4th Jan 2005 19:54 UTC

sealtit - If you've never used it how do you know it isn't any good? Because other people told you? I can only say that my experience with Lindows/LinSpire was VERY different than what people tried to tell me it would be.

After trying it out (because I wasn't happy with Mandrake, SuSe, RedHat, etc., I asked those people how much they had used Lindows/LinSpire and what version(s) they had used.

It's turns out none of them had tried it. But that "everyone knew" blah blah blah. Try it before you "dis" it. You just might be as surprised as I was.

Note that one of my hobbies is "playing" with OSs. I've got over eight current OSs running or duel booting on computers at home. My favorite is Mac, LinSpire second and so on. Windows is my seventh favorite (I support it at work too) of them all.