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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Can't See a Future for Xandros
by segedunum on Wed 13th Aug 2008 14:36 UTC
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As things stand I can't see a future for Xandros either. They're just a distributor leeching off free software, contributing very little, if anything, back and trying to dump a whole load of proprietary tools and interfaces on top of it to make it look like Windows. They're not solving anything in the Linux world, and if anything, they're part of the problem.

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