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 Freespire needs.
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:14 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
Member since:
2006-08-18

Perhaps I'll try Freespire when:

1) When at least an AMD64 port becomes available.
2) When a selection of 10,000+ fairly updated packages are offered via free Basic CNR and APT.
3) When SELinux, GrSecurity or AppArmor patched kernels with SMP, PAE, and Suspend2 support are offered.
4) When a control center like YaST is developed
5) When a live CD/DVD is offered
6) When flexible installer with advanced partitining and installation options is implemented.
7) When multilingual versions/packages are added.

There is probably more things but these are a good start in my opinion. Perhaps some of those exist (I dont know) but they all must be true for me to even consider. :-)

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RE: What Freespire needs.
by siimo on Thu 31st Aug 2006 07:39 in reply to "What Freespire needs."
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

1) Ok, but for me i dont see any advantage of using 64bit over 32bit for normal desktop use.

2) I think they are aiming at improving this with the community helping out now.

3) to be fair most distros dont provide Suspend2 enabled kernels, AppArmor? isnt that SUSE only?, No idea what PAE is and agree about SMP. SELinux - fair enough.

4) They can use YaST itself as its open source

5) The install CD is also a live CD I believe

6) ok

7) Can't comment being an english only user.

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