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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Good News
by seakryan on Wed 30th Aug 2006 18:51 UTC
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Great News - I've used and paid for CNR for several years (Up until I became a Lifer). Besides Linspire, I use Debian and PCLinuxOS. Many of my friends have put off trying Linspire and even Freespire due to the fact that they did not want to pay for CNR. Freespire came along and they started to warm up. Now that CNR Basic will be free to all, I know they will want to at least give it a try. If they want a paid for application they can still pay for it - although they won't get the deep discounts offered to Gold Members. They also won't get free OS upgrades such as when Linspire 6 is released. But they will be able to access CNR for free which is really all they care about. Freespire will be free to use so that is a win win situation.

I've not always been a fan of CNR. Growing pains are not always pleasant, but I do appreciate the advantages of using it. CNR is improving with each release and with the upcoming Open Sourced CNR 7 I'm sure I'll see more improvements. Would I use apt over CNR? Yes - Depends upon my mood... LOL sometimes I like to feel a bit geeky and use apt. I'd say the majority of the time I use CNR.

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RE: Good News
by deanlinkous on Wed 30th Aug 2006 19:28 in reply to "Good News"
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"They also won't get free OS upgrades such as when Linspire 6 is released"

They won't get free LINSPIRE OS upgrade versions but since freespire is free of charge they can certainly have the latest and greatest freespire at no charge.

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