Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linspire Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire, writes: "With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux."
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Perfectly Reasonable Defense
by islander on Thu 28th Jun 2007 20:49 UTC
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We will whine , moan and groan but Mr Carmony is a business man.He has to do and say in his right ,I suppose,so his product sells.Which right now aint sitting too high up the Linux totem pole.

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RE: Perfectly Reasonable Defense
by niemau on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:10 in reply to "Perfectly Reasonable Defense"
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there's a pretty good reason it's not 'too high up on the Linux totem pole'. linspire is a joke. considering the original promise/hype of 'lindows', it's a wonder they're still around at all. i seem to remember mr. carmony proudly touting the ability to run windows apps when he first showed up. funny thing is, all that linspire ever ended up as was a windows knockoff that doesn't really run windows apps. he's repackaged debian and contributed little apps of negligible generic value. lsongs? lphoto? cnr?

edit: let's not forget linspire's amazing retail presence at walmart. after all, their integrity is just legendary.

Edited 2007-06-28 21:14

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islander Member since:

I + you up one.

Everything you say I agree with and is true.Put it the way you did sounded like some of Microsoft's own tactics.Feature hypes, then the tactic of acquisition and re-branding.

With Linspire's promises one would have assumed that theirs would been a very logical option even if not choice for the pundits at Dell's ideastorm.Didn't and the koobox they seem to be on doesn't have alot of mindshare as far as I can tell.

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Linspire works quite nicely
by Nikato on Sun 1st Jul 2007 07:35 in reply to "Perfectly Reasonable Defense"
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Give credit where credit is due. My wife and my 5 year-old boys have used Linspire exclusively for more than a year, since I have been overseas. Thry've never had any kind of problem that needs fixing. CNR keeps getting better and better. Linspire may not be perfect for certain OSS stalwarts, but it works quite well for the common consumer, which is Linspire's target market.

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