Kevin Carmony is the president and CEO of Linspire. Kevin kindly agreed to answer a few questions, and talk about his new project: Freespire. “Starting with the Freespire release, yes, anyone can use APT to pull from all our repositories. However, Ubuntu and Debian users would also need to be careful doing that, just like Linspire users need to use caution when pulling from non-Linspire repositories [because of incompatibilities].”
Interview: Linspire’s Kevin Carmony
Submitted by fsmdave 2006-06-14 Linspire 4 Comments
Q: Is it Open?
Q: Is that bit Open?
Q: What if you got hit by a bus tomorrow, would it still be open?
Q: Hypothetically speaking, if the Earth ended tomorrow, would it still be Open?
Ask some real damn questions. :/ I suppose this is to be expected from a free software magazine.
…as the title says in the original article… imho KC is NOT the creator of Linspire… he is managing the company… but in all respect calling him “the creator”… hmm… perhaps MR could be called the creator of the idea… 🙂
Here’s one I remember being an heated source of argument on this very site: is Linspire making enough money on it’s own to make a profit, or is it just breaking even with financial help from it’s founder?
Xandros is going to include a photo manager in the upcomming version 4, they call it the “Xandros Photo Manager”. What is the general feeling at Linspire about a potential competitor to LPhoto?
What awesome stuff are you planning that’ll keep us on the edge of our seats waiting for the next release?
LSongs, and LPhoto are facing slow adoption outside of Linspire products. Do you have any comments on this?
Why is it that NVU has been so problematic and full of bugs, the average uptime for that on my computer is a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds before it crashes or needs to be restarted because of some software glitch? Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought Linspire was behind that one particular app.
Does Linspire have anything in mind for developers?
(Ask Steve Ballmer what makes a good OS ;-))
“(Ask Steve Ballmer what makes a good OS ;-))”