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Re: Lindows Releases Three-in-One Linux Package
Posted by: Elizabeth Millard 2004-06-11 07:51:53
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Lindows has announced the release of a package containing the latest versions of three popular Linux operating systems. Linspire, Fedora and Mandrake are in the bundle, which has been named the Desktop Linux Comparison Kit. According to Lindows, the three systems were chosen on the basis of their product completeness and commercial familiarity. Lindows puts out one of the systems in the kit, Linspire, and offers online support for the product. The bundle comes with CDs of the most current software in a digital format or a boxed version, and is priced at US$29.95 and $39.95 respectively.

Re: Lindows Releases Three-in-One Linux Package
Posted by: FewClues 2004-08-07 07:52:46 In reply to: Elizabeth Millard
As I read this article my first question was wondering what all those people who have just finished paying $60 for just Linspire 4.5 must feel as they read. I am one of those unfortunate people and am still a bit furious that the OS comes with a minimum of tools. If one wants to add software to bring it up to a minimum system one is obliged to pay another $54 to access any programs. One can only install programs using Click-n-Run (probably a better title than Cha-Ching!). There are no manual pages available, and many of the Linux commands have been removed to assure that one remains loyal to the Click-n-Run process. Programs installed under Click-n-Run expire when your yearly subscription does. So now good folks will find themselves forever tied to the deposit slips of Lindows.

Re: Lindows Releases Three-in-One Linux Package
Posted by: gtemedtk1 2004-11-02 11:46:12 In reply to: FewClues
I have been using either Lindows or Linspire for the past two years now and none of the software expires when your subscription runs out. If it is installed on your machine it stays on your computer until you decide to take it off. The only software that is affected by a subscription or updates is the CNR client itself. If there is a major update or upgrade since your last use of it, it won't work properly or at all. Though once you have purchased a version of Linspire, you can get the upgrade for less than 15 dollars including shipping. Far less than any Microsoft product! There are alternatives to Microsoft which work just fine as long as your ISP will support Linux, unfortunately some do not. I hope this clears up some of the issues against Lindows/Linspire.
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