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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by gplCop318 on Tue 10th Jan 2006 13:10 UTC
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btw-when you tell someone they are missing the point it is often a good idea to think twice and make usre you arent the one missing it...

I didn't speak for you. You spoke for you. I spoke for me. I spoke for a lot of othr distros that would not think about a CNR tool.

See YOU missed my point.
"Not every new Linux user cares about the technical end of things when it comes to installing software on various Linux distributions"
As I said in one of my posts, they lied! They told you THEY are the easy ones yet newbies use and figure out mandrake every single day. Xandros every single day. Heck knoppix every single day. It is NOT technical or difficult to install software on linux anymore. Understand it isn't windows and you do not just grab a package from just anywhere you grab it from your distro and most all the time it is going to work. How is that difficult or technical. Install Mandrake, use Mandrake packages.....hello...

IF CNR worked perfectly then I could at least see the point but it is nowhere near it. Why pay for something that doesnt even work as well as the non-pay for somethings? CNR does not handle dependencies that well. How many times have you seen problem posts at the forum and people still have to run apt-get --fix-missing or dpkg -f ? AS I said

"Synaptic, etc. on Linspire too"
yea and it tries to fix all the tweaking and mixed packages on a linspire system and ends up removing everything that IS linspire!

Yea 98 is ugly but at least it is a whole OS that I can use and install apps on without breaking it today, nexxt year and so forth. Same goes for debian woody, mandrake 10.1, and so forth. I actually HAVE something. The only thing someone running 4.0 has is a upgrade in their future...

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