PC World: Linspire: Linux With Strings Attached
Mar 28, 2005, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)
"Linspire Five-0 is the latest edition of the Linux distribution
once known as LindowsOS. Geared toward Windows refugees, it is
available preinstalled on inexpensive machines from large retailers
(including Wal-Mart) or as a stand-alone $60 package. I tested a
beta version of the OS and soon realized why I'm glad competition
exists in the Linux realm: If Linspire were my only option, I'd
probably stick with Windows.
"Things started off well: The installation took less than a
dozen clicks and only 20 minutes. However, unlike most installers,
Linspire's cannot shrink existing Windows partitions to make room
on the drive for Linux, so I had to turn to a third-party
partitioning tool to do the job..."