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 deanlinkous on Wed 30th Aug 2006 19:19 UTC in reply to "Pfff...."
deanlinkous
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2006-06-19

I am sure they will respond with plenty of heat...I will take another route and simply say this. CNR may not be better, but it could be another choice for those that want it. It is a big announcement for numerous reasons - from linspire finally doing what I consider to be the "right" thing, to something that has for years costed money and is now free, to this becoming a open source program. All of those are fairly remarkable. For those that are not interested then of course it isn't as important but that would be normal in any situation.

It does offer advantages to gnome-app-install as well as IMO some disadvantages. Either way it is as much news as other things we discuss. ;)

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