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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Sabon - Thanks for your stupid flaming
by ralph on Tue 4th Jan 2005 20:13 UTC

In case you didn't notice, sealtit made a very positive comment about linspire. Perhaps you should try to read the whole comment the next time before starting to flame.

Anyway, here are some questions that interest me.
1. As some people already mentioned, I'd really like to know a litte bit more about the upcoming linspire release. What can we expect? What will be the greatest advances in your opinion?

2. I'd really would like to give lphoto and lsongs a try. Are there any plans to release them outside of linspire? (Like you did with nvu. Thanks for this great app btw.)

3. Disclaimer: I've never used linspire and this is based on what I read about it, so if I'm wrong about this, please correct me. AFAIK linspire defaults to running root and this is really something that bothers me and would prevent me from recomending linspire to people. The problem is not only that running as root sacrifices a lot of linux' security, but also that it's really easy to mess up your computer running as root.