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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DREVILl30564
Member since:
2008-04-18

considering that I had purchased a lifetime membership for linspire for $99 a few years back.

I never really messed with it much, as I preferred to use vanilla debian, or ubuntu but I always downloaded the new versions just to check in and see how they were doing.

I used to like the xandros OCE releases but it looks like they don't do those anymore.

I only bought one retail copy of xandros version 3.0 realized I had no need for crossover office so the OCE version worked fine for what I needed for it.

I thought they had quit releasing OCE versions so if I'm incorrect please forgive my ignorance.

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satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

It means that you ought to stop paying loads of money to these crappy distros. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a free copy of Debian or Mandriva or Fedora or Ubuntu or basically anything else. And if you want to contribute money, donate something to the distro of your choice.

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DREVILl30564 Member since:
2008-04-18

I didn't give linspire money to buy their product, the money they got from me was when they were fighting against microsoft over in europe back around 2004 or so.

Like I said I really didn't use their software, only donated to help fight "The man"

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