Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Xandros Buys Linspire


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 no one

no one

  • Members
  • 843 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PCLinuxOS Land
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:55 PM

In case you missed it (most have) Xandros bought Linspire. Which will probably be the kiss of death for it. (Not that that's necessarily a bad thing mind you )
Kevin's not a Happy Camper
http://kevincarmony.blogspot.com/2008/06/x...-assets-in.html
http://www.itpro.co.uk/604461/xandros-buys...ean-for-linux/2

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster"

Posted Image


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 raw

raw

    Bleeping Hacker


  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:59 PM

There was quite a discussion about this over on the PCLOS forums.
Yes Linspire will probably not survive, but this is somewhat a good thing
since it wasn't that great anyway. Xandros OTOH may actually benefit from
some of the Linspire code base. We can only wait and see.
I have tried both distros and while Linspire was a huge piece of junk I actually
like Xandros.
Bottom line is users are not going to pay for one distro when many others
(that are better, IMHO) are free. When a distro becomes "grandma friendly" then
users will start opening up their wallets.

rawsig.png

 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations


Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.


#3 no one

no one
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 843 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PCLinuxOS Land
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:52 PM

Hay there raw
I must have missed that (just read the one tonight). I figured something was up when they closed down the Linspire Forum. I don't know why I used it as long as I did, it did nothing but constantly annoy me the last 4-5 months I used it.(it was very windows like :flowers:) CNR might be worth saving if they completely update it as every thing was at least a year old when I had it, that is when it worked right which was maybe 60% of the time for me. I was wanting Xandros when I got Linspire 5.0 on a pre-installed sys. for a price I couldn't hardly pass up. ($129.00 :thumbsup:) Should have installed the Kanotix Live CD I had been using instead of leaving it installed. Really glad I found PCLOS , as I seldom if ever feel a need to mess with any of my "other's" these days.(if only they had a catchy phrase like "Hopper Stopper" or something :trumpet:)

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster"

Posted Image


#4 raw

raw

    Bleeping Hacker


  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:21 PM

I'll mention that slogan idea, maybe they can come up with something.
I love the LiveCD versions so I can check out the many different flavors,
but PCLOS will remain my distro of choice. In fact my desktop is still running
version 0.93 because it works flawlessly. I don't feel the need to upgrade.
When 2008 final is done I will probably upgrade then.

rawsig.png

 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations


Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.


#5 no one

no one
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 843 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PCLinuxOS Land
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:41 PM

I've used enough different distros to know what I don't like. I'm running 2007, and love it. I've got a .93"jr" here somewhere also. I don't post alot at PCLOS but if you look at my avatar here I get a "weird" feeling you know me when you see me even though I'm sans avatar there. I take it you tried MiniMe '08?

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster"

Posted Image


#6 raw

raw

    Bleeping Hacker


  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:35 PM

Yup Yup, have MiniMe on a 4G USB drive. I also throw the TinyMe CD
in every once in a while.

rawsig.png

 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations


Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users