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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Never using Linspire?
by Al Hartman on Tue 4th Jan 2005 20:03 UTC

What I don't understand is the following...

Linspire IS Linux.

It is a 100% Debian Distribution. It's been slightly modified, and the KDE it uses has been modified with a Linspire Theme...

But, it's Linux.

If it's bad, ALL Linuxes are bad...

I don't understand what the problem is with it.

I have used Red Hat, Caldera, Fedora, Mandrake, Xandros, Redmond Linux, and MEPIS.

I like Linspire best. And am holding off on buying Xandros 3.0 professional until I see what Linspire 5.0 is like. I can always add Crossover Office to it.

I'm one of the people who is VERY unhappy that Lindows/Linspire dropped the concept of having WINE tightly coupled to the OS.

I want to replace Windows and still use all my apps.

I really don't want to transition to a new OS and have to buy or learn all new apps.

I was originally attracted to Lindows for that reason, and bought it...

I'm hoping ReactOS becomes mature enough to replace Windows for me.

Besides that, I think Linspire is a great OS.