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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Linspire's Broken Idea of Security
by djross95 on Mon 9th Jan 2006 17:05 UTC
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2006-01-09

I agree that this "Linspire running as root" argument is getting as old as hen's teeth. What really surprises me is the vitriol that a few "old Linux hands" spew whenever the name Linspire comes up. Linspire makes no bones about the fact that they target inexperienced Linux and computer users for their distro, and thus would not expect to appeal to the Slackware crowd. Michael Robertson and the Linspire crowd has arguably done more than anyone to popularize Linux with the "unwashed masses", and for that they deserve our thanks (or at least silence) rather than the FUD and anger that they sometimes generate.

Just my two cents!

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