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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What's Keeping Me From Using It
by jlacroix on Wed 30th Aug 2006 20:18 UTC
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I shouldn't have hit "submit comment" so soon.

Anyway, I think the only way Freespire would appeal to people like me who like bleeding edge is to have the latest versions of all the core programs.

I am using KDE 3.5.4 and I don't think *Spire uses that yet, it would be hard for me to downgrade from my Ubuntu that has the newest Gnome and KDE to Freespire which does not. I think Freespire should include the absolute latest stable packages of all core elements.

Also, while I may not be well informed, it would probably be much better, and be easier for the developers of Freespire to have the latest packages if they switched to the Ubuntu fork, rather than just plain old Debian. I'm sure that would boost Freespire by making it attractive to Ubuntu users, like me, as well.

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Dubbayoo Member since:

That's just it. They're NOT trying to appeal to "people like you who like bleeding edge programs." New Linux converts will favor stability over bleeding edge.

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deanlinkous Member since:

But stability and up to date is not mutually exclusive. I think most windows users who see me using the cool new XYZ will want the cool new XYZ app and not last years old ABC app. I know my wife HAS to try anything and everything new that she hears about in her chat groups.

Having OLD stuff doesn't appeal to anyone when others are providing newer stuff that is as stable if not moreso.

Edit button is so cool - thanks for the ability.

Edited 2006-08-30 21:52

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