Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jul 2008 19:06 UTC
Oracle and SUN Yesterday we reported on rumours that Xandros would acquire Linspire. The official press release won't go out until tomorrow, but Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos answered a set of questions about the acquisition, so read on for an inside scoop on the Xandros-Linspire acquisition and what it means for both companies.
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This is Spin
by kcarmony on Tue 1st Jul 2008 20:39 UTC
kcarmony
Member since:
2008-07-01

Having been the President of Linspire for six years and their CEO for two, I can tell you that this Q&A has a lot of "spin." For my "color" on this, visit my blog:

http://kevincarmony.blogspot.com/2008/07/xandros-linspire-here-come...

Kevin Carmony
Former CEO, Linspire

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RE: This is Spin
by bproven2 on Tue 1st Jul 2008 20:50 in reply to "This is Spin"
bproven2 Member since:
2008-04-30

Well I'm not sure what is REALLY going on here. Personally I have no stake in either company so could care less. I did try Xandros back in its heyday (even used Corel Linux which it was originally AFAIK) and while it was decent it offered nothing that made me want to pay for an upgrade. I think all the current distros (Ubuntu especially) probably surpass thsi combined company in features and users by now. My only concern is for a product that was also recently purchases by Xandros, Scalix email server. I implemented this product at my company a year or so ago and am concerned that its future is now tied to Xandros which seem to have a sketchy existance to say the least. Oh well. We'll see what happens. I may be looking at Zimbra (unless MS buys Yahoo) or (sadly) Exchange again in the near future.

Edited 2008-07-01 20:51 UTC

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RE[2]: This is Spin
by Windows Sucks on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 02:07 in reply to "RE: This is Spin"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Look at the product I resell, Desknow

www.desknow.com

Runs on Linux, Unix and Windows.

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RE: This is Spin
by nutshell42 on Tue 1st Jul 2008 20:52 in reply to "This is Spin"
nutshell42 Member since:
2006-01-12

Having been the President of Linspire for six years and their CEO for two, I can tell you that this Q&A has a lot of "spin."


No, Really? Between the no holds barred questions and the informative, specific answers I was convinced I'd read an honest account of the bright future of one of the world leaders in Linux desktop solutions.



For my "color" on this, visit my blog:


Short version: You're bitter.
Long version: You present some interesting bits of information but I'm not really convinced that you're more trustworthy than the other party. You can hardly be called impartial. Although you are more specific than the official press release, erm "Q&A", which is helpful.

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RE: This is Spin
by sbergman27 on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 12:50 in reply to "This is Spin"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Having been the President of Linspire for six years and their CEO for two, I can tell you that this Q&A has a lot of "spin." For my "color" on this, visit...

Yes, Kevin, we know who you are. But why should we care what you think? You've come to the wrong forum for that.

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