Home > Linspire > Linspire Review on Linux Journal Linspire Review on Linux Journal Submitted by Tom Adelstein 2005-04-11 Linspire 12 Comments In the Linux in Government Columm, Linspire gets a review – not as technological as some others – but for its contribution to the Linux adoption curve. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2005-04-11 10:24 pm http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=293&slide=3… 2005-04-11 11:09 pm 5th time in 1.5 weeks? 2005-04-12 1:18 am Bo-ring. 2005-04-12 3:07 am i’m sure Eugenia is getting some kind of gut-giggle with this Linspire thing 2005-04-12 4:21 am When I first saw the link, like the above posts, I thought “not another one”. But I clicked over and was pleasantly surprised. The adoption theory was something new to me. I don’t use Linspire, but I like what it is doing. Making Linux friendly. I know a lot of people aren’t happy with this, but it moves Linux into the real world. I think most are opposed to Linspire because once Aunt Jane is using it it will lose its cool. And without a doubt MR is on his way to creating an OS that Aunt Jane can use. So for all of those that think using an oddball niche OS makes them cool, you better find a new outlet to prove your coolness… 2005-04-12 8:53 am Just read the article. It’s not a Linspire review. It just talks about Linux adoption and Linspire’s role in it. 2005-04-12 11:55 am .. this Linspire thing is starting to affect editorial content. I don’t mind advertisements as long as they are clearly separated from content, and with the extreme focus on Linspire reviews this does not seem to be the case. I would stop taking in reviews for a distribution when you have posted 2-3 of them. Now you must be up to 7-8 Linspire reviews. 2005-04-12 12:23 pm yawn….. another linspire advertsement with all the buzzwords! guaranteed this come from linspire,inc. If you see the words ‘mainstresm’, ‘critical mass’, ‘market share’ etc… then rest assured it is a paid adverisement in one way or another! keep saying all those things, still wont make it true 2005-04-12 2:42 pm @Joe Toe Ugghhhh! Yawn…another person who doesn’t read the review but feels he can comment on it. 2005-04-12 4:16 pm the article talks alot about innovation, i would like to know what innovation they are talking about. CnR? not really innovation, its a different apt frontend. LTunes? that would be Yet Another iTunes Clone. the entire distro is designed to copy windows, that cant be innovation. I know they have helped fund various projects, but funding and innovation are two different things. imho, the author is wrong. i dont ever see a distro which is focused on being a windows copy ever succeding in the home desktop market. how about instead of funding wine, they throw money at xgl. that would make linux MUCH more attractive to their target market, and crossover is Good Enough to run office, which is all that matters. How about they fund beagle, and actually try to go a step beyond windows rather then just playing catch up. 2005-04-12 6:28 pm Linspire is part of the picture , sorry if you dont like them , if you dont like reading about it , pay to be a member , ask for a member option where you get to choose what topic you get to see , problem solved. Its not Eugenia fault or the OSNews team fault that Linspire put out 200 time more news then the other GNU/Linux , and that there user or supporter submit even more to this very site your reading. Tom Adelstein is the same guy who as written the article for linuxjournal , he submited the artcile here , maybe because he read this site and apreciate the tought of its readers and wanted to share it … Its not like you cant just skip over it anyway … 2005-04-12 6:45 pm Just wait a few days, until SuSe 9.3 is out! Muhahahaaa… Seriously thoug, I pre-ordered it. But I do expect almost as many SuSe reviews… I guess it always happens after a well-known distro releases a new version.