Home > Linspire > Linspire 5.0 review Linspire 5.0 review Submitted by Erik Almqvist 2005-03-23 Linspire 25 Comments Here’s an enthusiastic review of Linspire 5.0. Afterwards, head over to OSDir for the screenshots. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 25 Comments 2005-03-23 7:25 pm It’s a good review of a good OS. 2005-03-23 7:34 pm Linspire is what I recommend to anyone that wants to try Linux. To me, it is the fastest and easiest OS there is to install and learn for a windows user not to mention Click and Run completely takes the mystery out of installing and maintaining software. Way to go Linspire! 2005-03-23 7:34 pm http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=293&slide=3… 2005-03-23 7:37 pm No punctuation what so ever… it’s horrible… 2005-03-23 7:44 pm Agreed…I can’t believe this review is getting praise. The content may be good, but I’ll never know. I just can’t stand to read countless run-on sentences. It looks like an eight-year-old wrote this. As an aside (and more on-point): the newest Linspire does look nice. 2005-03-23 7:49 pm Might not be the best, but do we know if the reviewers primary language is english? Let’s not get stuck on this and take the review as a positive for Linux! 2005-03-23 7:51 pm The author of this article may be factually correct, but his atrocious grammar makes me believe otherwise. 2005-03-23 7:51 pm Pitiful review. I think the only thing it shows is that even a child with little grammar and spelling skills can install it. Not sure if this review was the best way to present that fact. 2005-03-23 8:02 pm //Betageeks entire website was created in Gimp so you may see the power of the Gimps image editing capabilities// Not the best endorsement of GIMP … but what the hey, it’s free. 🙂 2005-03-23 8:05 pm 10/10? No bluetooth support, no syncing. That’s pretty bad for home users that have a bt enabled mobile phone, even OS X has this. 2005-03-23 8:14 pm but do we know if the reviewers primary language is english? The fact that the reviewer does not speak English as a primary language can explain systematic errors, like forgetting to put “the” in the right places. It cannot explain the inconsistent capitalization, particularly of “I”, or the inconsistent spacing around commas. Those suggest carelessness more than anything else. 2005-03-23 8:17 pm First I thougt people here are just making the usual fun about other peoples grammar but this is really HORRIBLE even for me as a not native speaker! 2005-03-23 8:19 pm Wait a minute… is he running as root all the time? 2005-03-23 8:21 pm Why does the grammer matter, you can read it cant you? You guys are acting like he just butcherd a great american novel or somthing, in a couple of days you wont even remember this review so just let it go. I’m sure you’ll have somthing else to complain about in a couple of minutes anyways. So just read it for what it is, a review, not a classic by Hemmingway. 2005-03-23 8:32 pm No bluetooth support, no syncing. That’s pretty bad for home users that have a bt enabled mobile phone, even OS X has this. I don’t know of any distro with usable bluetooth support. (except SuSE with very few mobile phones). There is a good syncing app in CNR however: MultiSync. 2005-03-23 8:35 pm this article screams of a fake grass roots movement first the poster tries to make himself look like a novice, by typing style and saying he knew nothing about linux. then goes on about many linux/linspire centric apps like a marketing droid. He then gives linspire a 10/10 without mentioning anything bad about it. The whole article seemed like a poorly written class assignment to advertise a product. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing 2005-03-23 8:38 pm did you notice the advertisement above the “review”? “Betageeks in Partnership with Linspire’s Consultant Program can help you or your Company deploy Linspire Linux to fit your needs please feel free to contact us for more information.” The fact that they are partnered with linspire makes the review a little biased, sort of like those security reports of windows versus linux from microsoft. This article must be very embarassing to the linspire folks. 2005-03-23 8:42 pm Could it be that the review was posted to Betageeks by another user? Just because Betageeks endorses the review does not mean they wrote the review. See OSNews for example, they post most of the news submitted from other sources. 2005-03-23 8:45 pm Could it be that the review was posted to Betageeks by another user? Just because Betageeks endorses the review does not mean they wrote the review. See OSNews for example, they post most of the news submitted from other sources. Exactly! …and also, how many review published on OSNews aren’t written by fans? I know many for other distros were. Still it was never questioned. The ones who are biased seems to be the critiques! 2005-03-23 8:57 pm //No bluetooth support, no syncing. That’s pretty bad for home users that have a bt enabled mobile phone, even OS X has this.// Why do you say “even OS X has this”, as if it were a suprise that OS X could have that as a feature? 2005-03-23 9:00 pm This is just unreadable, even I, with poor english skills, could spot some mistakes. Punctuation. Where is punctuation? 2005-03-23 9:49 pm While not a hugely detailed review, this is a great deal improved over the last one. He clearly lists issues with Linspire and what he also feels is does correctly. http://madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=3717&page=1 A little overly positive, but not bad. * art * 2005-03-24 2:48 am Look this guy went out of his way to make a great review not everyone is good at grammar ps. I was able to read it just fine 2005-03-24 6:49 pm The Linspire folks should have installed QT OOo integration. Or at least GTK integration… 2005-03-25 1:24 am Mandrake has both the KDE and Gnome bluetooth apps and they do work pretty well to send files and pictures to/from phones. You’re right about multisync, but how do you pair your phone with your computer without some extra help from the BT apps? OSX…when the first syncml smartphones came out, there wasn’t an OSX app available to sync them with iCal over BT. Sony Ericsson only provided Windows software as usual (and you would need the BT drivers).