Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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Pelly
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2005-07-07

That's a pretty fair statement.

After reading all of the negative comments regarding the root-user issue, I too decided to geve Linspire (then LindowsOS) a try. This was pure curiosity on my part due to comments & such.

After setting up user accounts, everything worked fine. No problems at all.

Perhaps people mistook the point that Linspire (and LindowsOS) doesn't automatically create user accounts during installation (or after first boot) to be viewed as 'forcing,' people to use the system as root. That's not a valid assessment in my opinion.

Also, I've found no security flaws within Linspire. Testing at reputable sites will show this statement to be true.

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