Ubuntu & Linspire

John Durant johndur at comcast.net
Thu Feb 8 19:23:44 UTC 2007

The consequences of this partnership could be interesting:

Wal-Mart selling Ubuntu based machines. How's that for contrast?

Lokeey wrote:
> yeah...i was just reading some of the FAQs 
> <http://wiki.freespire.org/index.php/Linspire_Canonical_Partnership_FAQ> 
> and what it all means. i think from a business stand point it makes 
> sense for the people that aren't as savvy with some of the cmd line 
> features and for those companies that don't want to pony up the M$ 
> Licenses get a very nice out of the box desktop.
> On 2/8/07, *Eduardo Robles Elvira* <edulix at gmail.com 
> <mailto:edulix at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     El Jueves, 8 de Febrero de 2007, Lokeey escribió:
>     > 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.
>     When I read this, I thought to myself "I don't need friggin' CNR"
>     :P But maybe
>     someone does. Most probably this would be a good thing because it
>     means more
>     developers working on Ubuntu.
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