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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talkin outta your rear
by Robocoastie on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 04:08 UTC
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"Compare those to OpenSuse and Mandriva who have lost touch and had to suffer the consequences for it in losing mindshare."

Qualify that statement, what consequences, what mindshare?

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RE: talkin outta your rear
by islander on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 14:28 in reply to "talkin outta your rear"
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Mandriva and OpenSuse have lost alot of popularity among the community with some of the decisions they made.Novell with Microsoft and 10.1 YAST nightmare.Mandriva firing Duval the founder.Community members win most of the Linux converts.Not companies.

Linux is community driven.Dell wont have been putting Ubuntu on their hardware if the community didn't voice its opinion on their website.Since, more companies are offering Linux on theirs following the Dell intitiative.The Ubuntu community is getting larger,consequently having a larger mindshare.

Edited 2007-08-22 14:30

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