Lindows and Earthlink have entered into a partnership wherein Earthlink dial-up services will be pre-configured on Lindows systems, much the way that dialup access is available with a few clicks on Windows and Mac computers. More at internetnews.com.
Lindows Teams with Earthlink to Make Getting Online Easier
2002-09-17 Linspire 10 Comments
Hopefully Earthlink will make this avalible for Linux in general. While I probably wouldn’t use it, there are a lot of people that have trouble getting on the internet with a modem on a Linux PC.
Also, didn’t at one time Lindows say AOL was comming soon? Are we to assume this fell through?
AOL..that was only when they were claiming to run windows
programs!…Lindows is a JOKE!
the name is stupid! they release press releases about every little thing that you’ve been able to do in Linux for a while (support for HP printers?)
the only thing they are good at, REALLY GOOD AT, is marketing and hype…which is probably just as important if not more important than the technology you have.
I just wish other distro’s had this marketing ability!
i really think Lindows should merge with Xandros (especially since Lindows IS Xandros repackaged) combine
their efforts and create a really good distro!
“Lindows is a JOKE!”
No, Lindows.com is a company, with some products, attempting to make a profit, unlike any other company that has tried to push Linux in a commercial endeavor. Will they succeed? We shall see….
“i really think Lindows should merge with Xandros(especially since Lindows IS Xandros repackaged)…”
I thought I read somewhere that Lindows is based on the Debian Linux distro?
“”i really think Lindows should merge with Xandros(especially since Lindows IS Xandros repackaged)…”
I thought I read somewhere that Lindows is based on the Debian Linux distro?”
I think Lindows is based on Xandros, which is in turn based on Debian, so you’re both right.
It is based on debian…because Xandros is based on debian…because Corel Linux was based on debian…
Xandros purchased Corel’s Linux a while ago and are about
to release sometime around Sept. 30th…
Lindows at the beginning had deals with both Xandros and Codeweavers but have both backed out.
hence the stopping of the claim that they will be able to run most windows applications (not that they could have even with codeweavers…it was just a nice marketing ploy to get publicity…)
note: i am not saying it is bad that it was baed on xandros…you have to start somewhere! rather making a suggestion to help out
they would be much stronger if they combined forces…especially since there products are so similar.
and Lindows, no matter how silly, really does have great marketing
>>Hopefully Earthlink will make this avalible for Linux in general.<<
I have used earthlink at home for years and have toyed with just about any OS you can name.
I have NEVER had a problem connecting with Earthlink. They do no have any *required* software to use their service.
“the only thing they are good at, REALLY GOOD AT, is marketing and hype…which is probably just as important”
Good marketing is the key to a successful business. Even if Lindows doesn’t run Windows apps, still, it is one of the most easiest to use Linux distro.
Speaking from the point of view of an Earthlink phone tech…
HOLLY GOD NO! SHOOT ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
Just thought Id also mention, since User99 posted somthing about it above, that somthing interesting is happening at Earthlink lately. Although we’ve always worked 100% fine with Linux, we’ve also always had an absolutly “no-touch” policy on it, i.e. we’ll give you the settings you need, but we won’t touch it if you need tech help. Alot of ISPs I believe are/were similar.
Lately though, there has been a grass roots Linux support base growing. We actually have an official Linux callback que now, where techs can post contact info for Linux familiar techs to call those customers and try to help them! This latest anouncement may lead to Earthlink being, by far, the most Linux friendly ISP of the big nationals.
Hmmm… guess I better get that Mandrake installation working again… maybe that Redhat server in my closet too.
Like Mindspring the ISP they took over, Earthlink is a class act all the way. I’ve used it with the early QNX demo disk and DOS under not just Arachne, but earlier browsers too. I think you can even check your mail with Arachne, and I mean *web-based* mail, not something you previously configure on your pc. I’ve never even installed their own CD. I love these guys, but they better not ever get Windows-specific!