Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:05 UTC, submitted by jcpinto
Linspire Starting today, Linspire does not only offer a free OS, but also its CNR Basic service. " Linspire, Inc., developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system of the same name and Freespire, the free community desktop Linux operating system, announced the immediate change in pricing for its popular CNR Service from an annual subscription fee based offering to a completely free service." CEO Carmony said: "We're thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free. CNR really makes using desktop Linux easy, and we want everyone to have access to this quality service."
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RE: Pfff....
by twenex on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:27 UTC in reply to "Pfff...."
twenex
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2006-04-21

Linspire's marketing hype is even worse than Ubuntu's. In fact it's probably this that makes it the closest thing to Microsoft in the Linux world. (e.g. complaints about "apt-get" being a "commandline application - has that user been living under a *rock* for four years or has he just managed to somehow go deaf anytime anyone mentions Synaptic?)

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RE[2]: Pfff....
by jcpinto on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:52 in reply to "RE: Pfff...."
jcpinto Member since:
2006-08-30

Actually, apt-get is just a command line tool and synaptic a front-end for that. While apt-get and synaptic are great tools, so is CNR and by being free it's another choice for new (or not so new) linux users. I think choice is always good.

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