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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Wow. Pretty good read!
by Lorenzo on Wed 5th Jan 2005 02:34 UTC

Many haven't been to kind to Mr. Robertson and LindowsOS/Linspire. Perhaps part of this is that he's attempting to take Linux into an area that nobody had thought of.

Well, you have to admit that this guy has true guts to keep going the way he has. Not only did he go up against Microsoft, but he had to contend with some very nasty attitudes within Linux as well.

This guy is not only a 'dreamer' and a 'thinker,' but also a person with the personality & drive to try to pull it off. There aren't too many folks out there with that combination of guts & grit.

Do I use LindowsOS/Linspire? Nope. Tried it, and decided to stay with SuSE. Pure choice, really. Will I try it again? More than likely!

I think this interview was very nicely done and quite professionaly conducted.