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Old 05-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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What happened with Linspire?


Hi,

I was just browsing the LQ ISO page I was surprised to see Linspire listed. I know some time ago Xandros bought Linspire (or at least the trademark). I thought at that time the Linspire distro ceased to to exist.

So is there really still a Linspire distro in existence? If so, is the patent agreement with Microsoft still in effect? (That is my real concern. I wish to advise people to avoid such distros.)

Thanks for any responses.

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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Linspire was absorbed by Xandros, who are still going (somehow) and are still trying to sell Linux to somebody (anybody? please?).
They do a 30 day trial of their version of Linux and the Xandros site claims that Xandros works with Microsoft!

I think somebody ought to tell them about Ubuntu/Mandriva/Suse etc.

I tried Xandros (and Freespire) - there was absolutely nothing remarkable about either.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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Linspire should die already, it's such s*** (from personal experience).
 
Old 05-28-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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I think http://www.freespire.org/ is supposed to be community based and a current distro however I think its last release was close to two years ago... I can't say I have ever used it or Linspire but given it's now directly Debian based if it wants to remain current they should look to moving toward Lenny
 
Old 05-28-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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I used it as my first distro ... basically nothing worked, and the technical support team had absolutely no clue at all. Luckily I installed Fedora Core 4 soon after and everything was ok.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 02:10 PM   #6
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If there isn't a Linspire/Freespire anymore...why is there a form on LQ for it? Shouldn't it be dropped?

-C
 
Old 05-29-2009, 06:44 AM   #7
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If there isn't a Linspire/Freespire anymore...why is there a form on LQ for it? Shouldn't it be dropped?
Hmmm ...

I don't know. You tell me.

Quote from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...efreespire-45/ :

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Old 05-29-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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Hmmm ...

I don't know. You tell me.

Quote from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...efreespire-45/ :
I was pointing out the fact that the Linspire/Freespire forum should be deleted since it no longer exists...

-C
 
Old 05-30-2009, 06:24 AM   #9
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I was pointing out the fact that the Linspire/Freespire forum should be deleted since it no longer exists...
Which was my original question. Did it really cease to exist or did I misunerstand something along the way? The LQ ISO download page lists it as the 15th most popular distro. When I tried to download it (just as an experiment, mind you) I am told that an ftp server has refused the connection.

So far I have not had anybody confirm (or deny) that Linspire/Freespire ceased to exist.

I'm going to request this be moved to the distributions thread and suggest a moderator also look at the subject matter to see if Linspire/Freespire thread should continue to exist and whether the ISO download page should continue to list it.
 
  


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