Ubuntu & Linspire
"aec$news" at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Feb 8 18:55:06 GMT 2007
> Hey all, I just read about Ubuntu and Linspire teaming up. Based on
> anyone expertise or experience, would someone be able to comment on this
> and say if this is a good/bad thing???
> Canonical Ltd., the sponsor of Ubuntu, and Linspire Inc. the developer
> of Linspire and Freespire, on February 8 announced a technology
> <http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2092672,00.asp#> partnership
> to integrate with each other's Linux distributions.
> Linspire/Freespire will be based on Ubuntu, rather than Debian, and
> Ubuntu will integrate with Linspire's CNR package installer/updater.
> Starting with Ubuntu's 7.04 release in April, Ubuntu users will gain
> access to Linspire's newly opened CNR (Click and Run) e-commerce and
> software delivery system. For Linspire, that will mean moving from
> Debian to Ubuntu as the base for its Linspire and Freespire desktop
> operating systems
The more distros which like to base themselves on ubuntu then the
happier I become.
Also, in the harsh world, many folks like to get proprietary binaries
the easy way, and the deal gets value from that too.
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