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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Great news!
by DeadFishMan on Wed 30th Aug 2006 19:17 UTC
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2006-01-09

I donīt know why you guys are so negative about this distro. Linspire and now Freespire are perhaps among the most easy to use distros in the world and now that CNR is free, Iīm tempted to give it a try. I donīt care if it is not pure OSS or not: it is Debian based and they treat KDE as a first class citizen. Thatīs enough to me.

I still donīt see how you expect to profit by doing this, Kevin, as most people surely will avoid to buy the CNR Gold stuff unless they really have to, but I congratulate you guys anyway. This is a bold move that certainly will benefit your userbase, therefore increasing potential buyers of add-ons available on CNR on the near future.

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