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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appropriate replacement
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 13th Aug 2008 10:32 UTC
bolomkxxviii
Member since:
2006-05-19

Instead of Ubuntu, Mint Linux would be a better fit because it comes with the codecs we all use (even if we don't admit it). PCLOS is another good choice.

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RE: appropriate replacement
by Mage66 on Wed 13th Aug 2008 14:10 in reply to "appropriate replacement"
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

A lot of my friends are using Mint, and I'll have to check it out.

FrozenTech doesn't carry the CD's for it, so I'll have to download the latest and burn one for myself.

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