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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RE[3]: There is a reason ...
by Mage66 on Thu 14th Aug 2008 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: There is a reason ..."
Mage66
Member since:
2005-07-11

Um, have you looked at CNR?

Lots of packages there. Just not every single program available for linux.

You sound like an anti-Mac zealot who says "there's no software for the Mac!"

What you need is the best from each kind of software, and CNR had a lot of that available.

Nobody needs 100's of media players. Just the top 3 or 4 are sufficient.

Remember, CNR wasn't about quantity, but quality.

Also, did you volunteer to package and maintain thousands of packages for CNR???

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RE[4]: There is a reason ...
by deb2006 on Thu 14th Aug 2008 09:20 in reply to "RE[3]: There is a reason ..."
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

CNR, ah well. I personally don't need anything else than apt-get install xxx. CNR is bloatware for me.

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