Home > Linspire > Linspire to Wrestle Red Hat, Novell for Enterprise Desktops Linspire to Wrestle Red Hat, Novell for Enterprise Desktops Eugenia Loli 2005-10-05 Linspire 9 Comments Linspire will release its first enterprise desktop product, “Linspire Professional,” by the end of this year, CTO Tom Welch told DesktopLinux.com Tuesday. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2005-10-05 9:27 am Nobody who has a clue takes Linspire seriously. Actually that sounds like the explanation as to how Linspire could succeed in ‘The Enterprise’. 2005-10-05 10:25 am good luck Linspire –you’re going to need it-lots of it too :^P 2005-10-05 11:44 am That won’t be much of a wrestling match! 2005-10-05 11:49 am ckknight Linspire seems to be a reasonable desktop for workstations, but I really doubt that companies will put much faith in it. Red Hat has been part of the Linux enterprise for God knows how long and Novell had serious stake in enterprise solutions before they acquired Suse and Ximian. This reliability is what is important for the enterprise. Who knows where Linspire will be even 3 years from now? Red Hat will still be around, even if it has a smaller market share and Suse will certainly be around. IBM is backing both Red Hat and Novell; I really doubt that they’ll be in the mood for helping a promising, albeit two-bit company. 2005-10-05 11:50 am Jody Hahahaha hahaha!! 2005-10-05 12:36 pm Best one I’ve heard all day! 2005-10-05 1:33 pm StephenBeDoper …they better not try to sell to any “enterprise” customers using that horrendous “come on baby, run linspire” ad. 2005-10-05 4:12 pm This fits perfectly into the total enterprise solution, Novell & redHat on the serverside and Linspire on the desktop. Linspire has done a great job getting much of the nonsense out of the base distributions and even-out the holes in the range of available applications by funding & and sponsor projects mainly for the home user. Hopefully we’ll see the same approach for the enterprise 2005-10-06 1:26 am Now if they could only figure out how *not* to do everything using the root user …. yes despite all counter-claims, I recently read an interview with their CEO and he had one question to ask: Is a computer without root any more secure than one logged in as root? If they succeed, this would make Windows the most secure OS ever!