Former Linspire CEO Switches to Ubuntu
Oct 19, 2007, 19:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"The sincerest complement a Linux distribution can get is when
the onetime CEO of a rival Linux company switches to that
distribution. That's exactly what happened when Kevin Carmony,
former CEO of Linux desktop distributor Linspire, publicly
announced that he's switched to Ubuntu.
"Carmony, who left Linspire in late July, announced his switch
to Ubuntu in the Ubuntu Forums on Oct. 17. In his note, Carmony
wrote: 'Now that I'm no longer the CEO of Linspire, or under any
obligation to use that particular distribution, I thought I should
take some time and look around at all the distributions and decide
which one was right for me and my PC. In addition to already being
quite familiar with Linspire and Freespire, I also looked at
Novell/SUSE, Red Hat/Fedora, PC Linux, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu.'