Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 21:09 UTC
Linspire "Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings."
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linspire is dead
by jsight on Tue 21st Aug 2007 02:05 UTC
jsight
Member since:
2005-07-06

With the loss of michael robertson, and kevin carmony, I really don't see who is driving this product any more.

They seem to really lack direction and focus at this point.

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RE: linspire is dead
by Robocoastie on Tue 21st Aug 2007 05:57 in reply to "linspire is dead"
Robocoastie Member since:
2005-09-15

Yea it's dead. They keep making excuses for CNR not working even.

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RE: linspire is dead
by islander on Tue 21st Aug 2007 13:50 in reply to "linspire is dead"
islander Member since:
2007-04-11

I guarantee you if they tossed it to a small group who understands open source and not just another "profiteering clan" of Bill Gates clones then Linspire/Freespire might not take over the world but get better coverage.

So losing Mr Robertson and Mr Carmony can be a silver lining in a dark cloud in reshaping the image of Linspire/Freespire.Shows Linux needs to be managed by people who understand opensource more than understanding profit.Look at Mr Shuttleworth for example along with Red Hat.Compare those to OpenSuse and Mandriva who have lost touch and had to suffer the consequences for it in losing mindshare.

Edited 2007-08-21 13:51

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