Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Jul 2006 20:16 UTC, submitted by jake tate
Linspire Kevin Carmony of Linspire/Freespire has announced that the first beta of Freespire has been released earlier than anticipated. Get it from the download page. According to Carmony, this release includes out-of-the-box support for proprietary formats such as .mp3 and WMV, plug-and-play support for Ati and nVIDIA cards without user intervention, Click-N-Run, and much more.
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RE[2]: repost - sorry
by deanlinkous on Mon 17th Jul 2006 09:32 UTC in reply to "RE: repost - sorry "
deanlinkous
Member since:
2006-06-19

458 responded to that poll which is pretty far from a half a million and either way doesnt reflect on what I was sayingor what you were saying.

As stated earlier, I dont think you are wrong about a lot of users just wanting a "hybrid os" but that poll in no way reflects....well anything really. Put it in the new york times and see what response you get then I will glady concede you reached a fair test group.

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RE[3]: repost - sorry
by abdavidson on Mon 17th Jul 2006 09:39 in reply to "RE[2]: repost - sorry "
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Why on earth are you against more choices?

You're nitpicking about a vote not being fair or representative or something as if that actually matters.

What you are in effect arguing is that Open Source or Free Software is about choice. Choice to choose the option given to you and no other.

Otherwise why are you kicking up such a stink about this?

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RE[4]: repost - sorry
by deanlinkous on Mon 17th Jul 2006 14:33 in reply to "RE[3]: repost - sorry "
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

choice choice choice choice choice choice choice
There plenty of choice. All looks the same doesnt it. That is the proprietary way of offering choice. ;) But YOU are welcome to that type choice. I am not knocking that, can I get the same courtesy for wanting my free?

I am not knocking anything. I am saying that until I see the "free" version the I have trouble believing that linspire is trying to be different. Until they show me something different then I cannot imagine they are different. So far the only ONLY thing they have changed really is the graphics, partitioner, and the name (again). They have a "hybrid os" it is called linspire, whats the point in yet another "hybrid os" so the big difference will appear when they have a truly free distro until then everyone could of just stayed over at linspire, they could of gave out a coupon code, and threw up a wiki. ;)

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RE[3]: repost - sorry
by Kevin_Carmony on Mon 17th Jul 2006 09:52 in reply to "RE[2]: repost - sorry "
Kevin_Carmony Member since:
2006-07-17

So you give a speech to an audience of hundreds of thousands, and after your speech, 458 people take the time to come up to you and say hi afterwards. 431 (94%) of those people said, "Wow, great talk. I really liked what you had to say!," you'd think to yourself, "Yea, but I bet everyone else hated it." ;-)

I think we all got your point. You think 458 does not a sample make. Got it.

Kevin

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RE[4]: repost - sorry
by deanlinkous on Mon 17th Jul 2006 14:40 in reply to "RE[3]: repost - sorry "
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

If the speech is about male pattern baldness and you gave the speech at the clinic for male baldness and they paid to be there and/or support the clinic with donation. Then if 94% of those coming up to you afterwards were men with male pattern baldness or men worried about male pattern baldness saying your speech sounded really good and they agree and then if you use that as a indicator as to what the whole group thinks then yea that is a bad sample..

:)

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