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News Xandros buys Linspire

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    hmmm thats a nice move by xandros, as that should give them the rights to distribute non-free codecs, of course ill still take my gentoo, with gstreamer any day of the week
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

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    Anyone who's tried to make an Eee do - well - anything it doesn't do as it comes out of the box will question the phrase "raft of user-friendly technologies."

    "More user friendly than the rest of Linux" does not equal "user friendly!"
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    But... The Eee doesn't run Linspire. It runs Xandros. Xandros has bought Linspire, giving it access to a "raft of user-friendly technologies" that it didn't have when making the Eee OS. Which means the next Eee OS will hopefully be more user friendly than the last one.

    Isn't that what I wrote?
     
  5. Dreaming

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    I think this could be a good thing for the linux movement which is something I want to believe in but still whatever its advocates say still struggles with the user friendly click and go experience that you get with windows (except when windows goes wrong... heh). It's come a very long way and this is just another one of those steps.

    Not there yet, but making progress...
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

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    > Isn't that what I wrote?

    I'm not sure anymore... I'm going back to XP!
     
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    Every step is one closer... For average Joe there usually already is a OpenSource package that does what he wants...
     
  8. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I've heard good things about Linspire, my dad uses it and sayd it just works, which is often quite a compliment to a linux distro.

    The codecs alone are probably worth whatever Xandros paid for it.

    What's interesting here is that this puts Xandros in a great position to take the mantle of "linux messiah to the masses huddled in windows" away from Ubuntu. They've scored a great coub in being the first mass marketed distro in the consumer space, and it sounds like they're on track to get even better!
     
  9. Xir

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    sooo...freespire is the free version of linspire?
     
  10. ParaHelix.org

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    I just wish Steam would start working on Linux compatible content, I know there is WINE but that's just no good for gaming.
     
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