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: still crippled for two reasons
by jcpinto on Thu 31st Aug 2006 16:30 UTC in reply to "still crippled for two reasons"
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- because CNR will only be available to Freespire users later in the year and not NOW . They will need to wait for the OSS version of CNR.

CNR will be Free in late this year. It's free (as in beer) now.

- because even when this future -free- CNR will be available, only people using CNR gold service (50 dollars a year) will receive software update notifications and free OS updates.

Software updates in Freespire doesn't require CNR Gold. Not even CNR... apt is enough just like in any other debian like. However, besides apt you have the choice of CNR just like in Ubuntu you have the choice of update manager!

Edited 2006-08-31 16:32

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