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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re: Price: Linspire vs windows
by Wazari5 on Tue 4th Jan 2005 21:32 UTC

I totally agree that you can use firefox open office, gimp on windows. Why doesnt MS with all its money make products as good as these for the same cost? Also service pack 2 has solved *some* problems. As a security specialist at a financial institution and a person who sees MS NDA on security patches which get eventually get released in to the public domain I have to say that Microsoft and security are at different ends of the playing field at this present time. Some patches that MS release just don't work! or that they are release months after the exploit has been made known. But hey if this type of competition is what it takes to get MS to pull its finger out and start producing better cheaper software then all good eh?