New to linux? Dont worry, Linspire Five-O makes Linux as easy as Windows. Linspire Five-O features over 1200 upgrades from version 4.5. You can get it preinstalled when buying new computers from several vendors. But is it worth throwing away Windows for this OS? Are you ready to try Linux?
Adam Doxtater writes that some developers build desktop Linux for a living, and some build it with heart. Some developers understand the needs of desktop users and some just seem to live inside your head. Some may argue that Linspire, Inc. is either, neither, or both, but I am here to clear the air. For good. Review with screenshots.
For some reason I have a groovy musical surfing intro playing in my head. Linspire 5, known as Five-0 has been released. It has "enhancements in every core application" and "a completely revised and streamlined graphical interface, improved laptop and hardware support, significant Internet optimization."
"Built on a Debian Linux core, Linspire is designed for simplicity of use, and it delivers this in spades. Linspire eliminates the need for me to be technically proficient in the nuances of Linux to successfully operate and enjoy the OS." Read the article at NewsForge.
I came across this while browsing the Linspire Forums. It's a link to MP3beamer, but you get a peek at the underlying OS, Linspire 5.0.
This past week, Linspire showed the first public demo of Linspire Five-0. I was lucky enough to play with it for the last week, and within, you'll find a detailed walkthrough of what's new with Linspire.
Linspire chief executive Michael Robertson and president Kevin Carmony are trying to earn the right to pitch Linspire desktops to the Dutch government. Microsoft's proposal, they say, is about 150 million euros more for a product that is very similar functionally. More here and, of course, from Linspire.
I admit that I'm a geek. I use Linux. I use Solaris. I use FreeBSD. At times, I use Windows. And without a doubt, I download and try almost every Linux distribution when they come out. Over the last few years, I've tried all of the RedHat/Fedora releases, 2 different Lindows/Linspire releases, Mandrake, Gentoo, Xandros, Suse, Ubuntu, and the list goes on.
Linspire, Inc. today introduced native support for Windows Media Player versions 8 and 9 on its operating system. Beginning immediately, all Linspire versions in all languages will include Windows Media support -- users will now have in-line playback of audio and video on popular sites like FoxNews.com and Movies.com, all with codecs legally licensed and fully integrated in the OS.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting Lindows, Inc. today announced that it has elected to postpone the previously announced initial public offering of its common stock due to current adverse market conditions.
In which Lindows, which already was in the process of changing its name to Linspire, receives $20M USD from Microsoft for a baker's dozen of domain names and a corporate and product name change which was a fait accompli. The net result? Bill Gates is subsidizing a rival who has its eyes on the desktop OS prize, says the author.
"In a case that could have forced Linux vendor Lindows to change its business name worldwide, a Netherlands court ruled this week that Lindows' current limited use of the Lindows name does not violate Microsoft's Windows trademark." PC World has the story.
Linuxbeginner.org spent a week with Linspire 4.5 and they have written down their experiences.
Embattled Linux software maker Lindows announced Tuesday that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock. The filing reveals that Lindows is suing Xandros, which sells a competing desktop Linux package based on products developed by Corel, over a $750,000 loan that Lindows alleges Xandros defaulted on (Lindows and Xandros shared code and some business 2-2.5 years ago but their relationship went sour about 1.5 years ago). That case is still in the discovery phase, according to the filing.
On Monday, Michael Robertson of Linspire (née Lindows) preannounced two new applications, Lsongs (screenshot) and Lphoto (screenshot). Although details are scant, the applications appear to fill a gap in the Linux world currently being filled by iTunes, WinAmp, RealPlayer, iPhoto, and other apps on other platforms. The latest Michael's Minute has more, as does this flash presentation on Lphoto.
As part of the Lindows-to-Linspire name change promotion, a new ISO image of Linspire 4.5 has been made available for free download, DistroWatch reports.
According to the latest press release, Lindows, Inc. has changed the name of LindowsOS to "Linspire." Although rumors suggested that the name change was only for use abroad, the press release suggests that the name change is both permanent and all encompassing.
In the latest Michael's Minute, Lindows, Inc. frontman Michael Robertson has announced that LindowsOS will be renamed to most effectively combat the "onslaught" of Microsoft lawsuits. This topic has been heavily debated on this website in the past. The new name will be announced on April 14th.
All-in-One package of software and diagnostic tools helps enterprises evaluate and implement a migration strategy to LindowsOS.