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With Linspire in Its Belly, Xandros Eyes Expansion

Custom Linux provider Xandros announced Wednesday that it has acquired Linspire, developer of the CNR software distribution facility, and the Linspire and Freespire Linux desktop operating systems. Xandros, which also develops Linux desktop and server products along with advanced cross-platform Wind...

Linspire 6.0 Includes Lawsuit Protection

Linspire released its Linspire 6.0 Linux distribution, which contains a mix of open source and proprietary drivers and software and is the first commercial offering from Linspire to provide customers with Microsoft patent covenants. There was only one word missing that could have made the announceme...

Microsoft Leads Linspire to Its Linux Stable

Linspire has become the latest Linux vendor to sign a deal with Microsoft, the two companies announced Wednesday. The pact promises a closer working relationship between the two software makers. For consumers, it brings greater interoperability and a technical collaboration that also includes intell...

Linspire’s Freespire Folds In Proprietary Apps

Linspire, a company that is aiming to develop a more mainstream version of Linux, has often taken heat for being less open with its software than other Linux distrubution providers. Now, the San Diego-based firm is inviting criticism again, this time by offering a free version of its Linux OS that i...

Linspire Launches Free Version of Desktop Linux

Linspire on Monday announced plans to offer a no-cost version of the firm's operating system called Freespire. Kevin Carmony, Linspire's President and CEO, unveiled the Freespire project in his keynote address at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. In his remarks, Carmony explained how...

Linspire Designs Offer That’s Too Good to Refuse

Linspire said yesterday that it would give away free copies of its Linux desktop operating system until Sept. 6. Linspire Five-O was launched in March and retails for US$49.95. The company said it decided to give away the software because a package called Freespire has caused confusion in the market...

LindowsOS Becomes ‘Linspire’ in Wake of Lawsuits

Lindows today renamed its desktop Linux operating system, LindowsOS, to Linspire. The Web site Lindows.com also has been replaced by Linspire.com, which now will be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, want to purchase Lindows products or are seeking support for previously...

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Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2’s Simpler Linux Days

If you are tired of distro hopping and want a computing platform that works without drama, check out the latest Freespire Linux release. Freespire, a U.S.-based distribution built on Debian/Ubuntu, is a no-nonsense OS that is uncomplicated to install and use. Freespire is released biannually. Develo...

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Makulu’s LinDoz Is a Smooth Windows-Cinnamon Blend

If you want a classy distro with the look and feel of the Microsoft platform, the MakuluLinux LinDoz edition will feed your nostalgia. MakuluLinux developer Jacque Montague Raymer released MakuluLinux 11 LinDoz edition earlier this month after a year and a half in the making. Forked from the Origina...

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Canonical Declares Victory on Ubuntu’s No. 1 Bug

Declaring a thing may not make it so, but it certainly gets tongues wagging. Case in point: Canonical's announcement last week that Ubuntu's longstanding Bug No. 1 -- which read simply, "Microsoft has a majority market share" -- has now been closed. "Personal computing today is a broader proposition...

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From Noobs to Experts: Is There an ABC for Linux Distros?

"To every thing there is a season," as the old saying goes, and "a time to every purpose under the heaven." Can the same be said for Linux distros? That is the question that's been on many Linux bloggers' minds. Specifically, "What Distros Have You Used, in What Order?" was the title of the Ask Slas...

What Xandros Has Up Its Sleeve

Custom Linux provider Xandros will release a free Linux OS called "Freespire 5" during the fourth quarter of 2008. This next version of Freespire will be based on the Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny" release rather than the Ubuntu Linux platform Freespire 4 uses. The move spearheads a new Xandros consolidat...

Linux on the Desktop: Is the Market Too Tough?

In what surely came as a blow to many Linux aficionados, Red Hat announced Wednesday that it will not develop a desktop implementation of the operating system for the consumer market anytime soon. "We have no plans to create a traditional desktop product for the consumer market in the foreseeable fu...

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors

For a computer addict, choosing a Linux distribution is much like being an unsupervised child in a candy store. So many flavors with so many choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a near-impossible -- but fun-filled -- task. For a consumer or business exec who must pick a Linux dist...

Zonbu Releases Lean, Mean – and Cheap – Notebook Machine

Zonbu, maker of the Zonbu Mini desktop, unveiled a new addition to its line of hassle-free, affordable and green PCs -- the Zonbu Notebook computer. The inexpensive, Linux-based laptops include a service contract, billed monthly, that takes over the tasks of backing up data and monitoring the system...

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Mandriva Won’t Pay Microsoft ‘Protection Money’

As Microsoft's saber-rattling patent infringement claims continue to resound throughout the open source world, Linux distributor Mandriva is the latest player to stand up to Microsoft and draw a line in the sand. Last fall, Microsoft and Novell signed a multi-faceted patent-protection agreement, whi...

Bare-Bones OpenOffice PC in Wal-Mart’s Back-to-School Bin

Wal-Mart is among the retailers now carrying a new $298 PC from Everex featuring OpenOffice productivity software, Everex announced Friday. Billed as a "back-to-school" offering aimed at students, the Everex Impact GC3502 is powered by the energy-efficient 1.5 GHz VIA C7-D processor and comes preloa...

Mandriva CEO: We Will Not ‘Pay Protection Money’

As Microsoft's saber-rattling patent infringement claims continue to resound throughout the open source world, Linux distributor Mandriva is the latest player to stand up to Microsoft and draw a line in the sand. Last fall, Microsoft and Novell signed a multi-faceted patent-protection agreement, whi...

Ubuntu Founder: No Microsoft Deal

Ubuntu will not be joining the list of open source OS and productivity suits recently linked to MS through interoperability deals, said Ubuntu founder and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. "We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements,"...

Is OLPC Putting a Band-Aid on a Gaping Wound?

Originally billed as the "$100 laptop," the novel notebooks designed for the One Laptop per Child effort are now going to cost about $140. Quanta Computer, a Chinese company that is building the devices, said it received an order last month for the first million, but it remains unclear which nation ...

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