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[2]: Pfff....
by deanlinkous on Wed 30th Aug 2006 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Pfff...."
deanlinkous
Member since:
2006-06-19

"We do not have our own package manager. We use .deb, just like apt. What we have is a different way of serving those deb's up. CNR is open sourced, so I'd say that IS improving on an existing system. "

.deb is a package format

I consider CNR to be a package manager, similar to other software we consider package managers. Nothing of what I said was negative just a hope that you guys look to improve a project instead of starting a new one.

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RE[3]: Pfff....
by kernelpanicked on Thu 31st Aug 2006 00:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Pfff...."
kernelpanicked Member since:
2006-02-01

Thank you, Thank you. I was starting to f--king twitch when I read that. I seriously have to wonder how Linspire ever expects to be taken seriously when their fearless leader and lead mouthpiece is so ignorant of any details of how Linux works.

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RE[3]: Pfff....
by kernelpanicked on Thu 31st Aug 2006 00:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Pfff...."
kernelpanicked Member since:
2006-02-01

Nice to see the mod trolls are still with us.

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Eh, no.
by Moochman on Thu 31st Aug 2006 09:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Pfff...."
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

No, CNR is based on apt-get, so it's actually NOT it's own package manager, it's a front-end, like Synaptic. Again, neither Synaptic nor CNR is its own package manager, they're both based on APT. However, CNR makes the selection of packages much more user friendly by fully describing software, including screenshots, and recommending it--a bit like what you find for Windows software on Download.com, but integrated into the OS. That makes it a lot easier for newbie Linux users than any other Linux software-distribution solutions (save Xandros' still non-free solution or the downloading of Autopackages from a project's website).

You can stop twitching now.

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RE: Eh, no.
by deanlinkous on Thu 31st Aug 2006 14:43 in reply to "Eh, no."
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

No the reason linspire does not want to call it a 'package manager' is because it would be too linux like. They have to call it a 'softare delivery service' so they can be different and better than all those just offering a 'package manager'. That is how they can say it is better than any package manager out there is because it is a software delivery service.

Too funny....

Flock is based on firefox is based on mozilla - does that mean that the only browser is mozilla?

Knoppix is based on debian - does that mean knoppix isn't a distro?

I agree it is a truly a front end. So are a lot of things and we still call them package managers. That is the purpose of that front end of that GUI is to assist you in managing packages.

What are a lot of media players in linux - frontends for gstreamer plugins and various libraries and so forth.

I wasn't the one twitching but I am now.

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