Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 00:05 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Linspire Xandros has announced the end of Linspire. The company says that it had too many for-pay distributions running around in the company portfolio, so one was bound to be cut. Linspire didn't make it. "Xandros purchased Linspire, the company, earlier this summer. This week, the company announced that it was going to revamp community distribution Freespire, basing its next version on Debian instead of Ubuntu, and using it as a precursor for Xandros Desktop Professional, in much the same way Red Hat uses Fedora and SUSE uses openSUSE. But the company didn't need multiple for-pay desktop distributions, so Linspire is getting the boot."
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I knew it too...
by Mage66 on Wed 13th Aug 2008 02:13 UTC
Mage66
Member since:
2005-07-11

Once Linspire started basing themselves on Ubuntu, I knew it was over.

I bought Xandros, but it hasn't been updated in years. Not unlike Linspire and Freespire.

I guess I'm looking for a new Distro of Linux...

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RE: I knew it too...
by happycamper on Wed 13th Aug 2008 04:16 in reply to "I knew it too..."
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01



I guess I'm looking for a new Distro of Linux...



well in that case let me recommend Gentoo linux.:)

www.gentoo.org

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RE[2]: I knew it too...
by daedalus8 on Wed 13th Aug 2008 05:13 in reply to "RE: I knew it too..."
daedalus8 Member since:
2008-03-10

"

I guess I'm looking for a new Distro of Linux...



well in that case let me recommend Gentoo linux.:)

www.gentoo.org
"
LOL from Linspire to Gentoo... Hrmmm he'll probably grow old or go back to ms trying to figure things out!!

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RE[2]: I knew it too...
by Liquidator on Wed 13th Aug 2008 07:05 in reply to "RE: I knew it too..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Gentoo is great for advanced users, but this guy is probably more better off with a user-friendly distro such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, Centos or PCLOS. With Gentoo, if he doesn't have much time and motivation, he can get frustrated at one point, especially if he doesn't need much flexibility.

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RE[2]: I knew it too...
by Mage66 on Wed 13th Aug 2008 14:05 in reply to "RE: I knew it too..."
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

I have Gentoo, but it's not meant for the casual Linux User. Linux itself is still not polished enough for the casual user.

Apple did it with MacOS X. I just wish Linux programmers would stop thinking Geek, and start thinking the rest of us.

I like the idea of Gentoo, which I think is that it recompiles itself to be as efficient as possible on the system you have.

I just wish it were easier to install.

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RE[2]: I knew it too...
by robertojdohnert on Sun 17th Aug 2008 22:35 in reply to "RE: I knew it too..."
robertojdohnert Member since:
2005-07-12

or since he is going from Linspire

PC/OS http://www.pc-os.org

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RE: I knew it too...
by protagonist on Wed 13th Aug 2008 05:34 in reply to "I knew it too..."
protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06


I guess I'm looking for a new Distro of Linux...



You might consider one of the BSDs instead. Both DestopBSD and PC-BSD have a lot to offer.

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RE[2]: I knew it too...
by Liquidator on Wed 13th Aug 2008 07:09 in reply to "RE: I knew it too..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Linux has the advantage to provide native commercial application such as some free Adobe products (Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player), while you need a compatibility layer with *BSD. Although this may not be a problem for some people.

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

You might find Sabayon Linux, Mandriva or MEPIS not only useful but interesting as well. If you have a 64 bit CPU I recommend Studio 64.

Alternatively, Solaris and the BSDs have much to recommend them in terms of available software and stability/security. You will just need to see if they are a good fit for you and what you do.

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Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

I've used MEPIS, thanks. I donated for it several years ago.

It's a good, solid distro.

Maybe I should go back and look at it again.

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giraffe Member since:
2006-10-13

Foresight Linux is another good, but underrated, choice. It's a rolling release that uses the conary package manager and has come a long way in ease of use from even a year ago.

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