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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by seakryan on Wed 30th Aug 2006 19:25 UTC
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Now here is where Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS shine. Their repositories are really up to date.

I have one hard drive with Xandros on it... Those apps are pretty outdated!

Even with Debian - unless you point to Etch you are going to be stuck with older packages.

Linspire packages are sometimes old - but in general - they work! Sometimes the newer packages won't work with the current setup. That is not a unique problem.

Freespire will be a lot easier to play with. When 1.1 comes out in a couple months I would hope that people will be able to access newer packages.

As far as I am concerned, apt-get is awesome. What you can do with it is powerful. But I also think CNR is an awesome tool.

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