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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CNR / Ubuntu
by Windows Sucks on Mon 9th Jan 2006 23:20 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

I have never had the problem of hosing a machine running Ubuntu when installing from the Ubuntu repositories because they (Like Linspire) have their own repositories and get software up pretty darn quick And they are not even making money. LOL!

Linspire only uses the Debian repositories as a place to draw from and then they modify the software for Linspire etc. The same thing that Ubuntu does (If they don't just compile it for themselves) Yet I am stillll waiting on Firefox 1.5 to be in CNR. LOL!

The problem with PCLOS (Which I am impressed with) needs to get rid of the word Preview in the title etc. It makes the OS no matter how good look like a toy. They need to come out with a 1.0 release as soon as they can if they want to really get the attention they deserve! :-)

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