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 Windows Sucks on Thu 31st Aug 2006 11:54 UTC
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This is the reason why Linux is not growning like Mac OS and Windows on the desktop! Its seems to me like Linux users are cheap and a bunch of cry babies!

Me I love Linux, but damn Linspire gives away one of their best parts and people are still spreading FUD.

No one says any of this about Xandros or Red Hat or Novell! They all sell their products just like Linspire, they have all done things that have left the Open source community out in the cold at times.

People should try Freespire and/or Linspire out. If you don't like it you don't like it. Move on.

If you like it, make it your default! My mother, grandmother, girlfriend and roommate all use Linspire 5 as their default OS and love it.

Remember Linspire is not for the hard core Linux user, Freespire is getting to be more for the hard core.

Anyway people STOP whining!

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RE: Wow!
by deanlinkous on Thu 31st Aug 2006 14:36 in reply to "Wow! "
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Yes, you are doing so much to further the cause. Calling people whiners and fudders and cry babies all without mentioning any examples of exactly what you are talking about.

The truth is not FUD, the truth is not whining, speaking about the truth is not being a cry baby or whining.

Well we are probably a little cheap ;)

Edited 2006-08-31 14:45

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RE[2]: Wow!
by Windows Sucks on Thu 31st Aug 2006 16:24 in reply to "RE: Wow! "
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I did give an example. I said that Linspire is no different then any other paid Linux company like Red Hat even though people paint Linspire as worse.

Also people are still saying that Linspire only runs as root. CNR is not as good as other package managers??

That linspire is going out of business because it's giving the basic CNR away?

All of those things are not true. It's all FUD.

I mean people were whining about $20 a year?? Don't you want the company to make some money and stay around? Its crazy that people wont pay $1.60 a month for a good service. (I am a gold member myself and I don't even use Linspire that much anymore) But my brother and mother do and they like it so I pay for it for them.

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