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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Price no concern,support is.
by DarkTrancer on Tue 4th Jan 2005 22:44 UTC

I read the review which was great and thought it might be nice to try it for myself,since i just seen xandros 3.0 on a friends computer running great and with some of his windows programs running along side too.
So i clicked on of the links for hardware compatabilty lists,i`m affraid to say that it seems like the only supported piece of hardware i have is my lcd monitors,no idea even if dual screen is supported.
Granted,my hardware isn`t quite the norm:
amd64 3200+,1.5gig of ddr400,gigabyte nforce3 250 mobo,2x200gig maxtor diamondmax 9 sata,2x300gig maxtor diamondmax 10 sata,2x200gig maxtor ata133,Marvell gigabit lan+Nvidia 100mbit lan,geforce fx 6800,winfast 2000 xp deluxe tv card,pioneer a07 dvdrw,herculese dj console mixer...so on.

I`m not trying to point fingers here at linspire,but tell me how it benefits me personlly to go from windows to linspire?
anza00 said "Isn't your computer suppose to help you get your work done and not the other way around? That's why I like Linux better.",linux doesn`t help me when i am using 3d studio max,nor when i wish to use my dj mixer.
So,i`ll leave it and say that it isn`t possible for every person to dump windows and move to linux,i wish i could and the closest i have got so far is Unbuntu.
Other than that i love linux ;)