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Why is Ubuntu Succeeding Where Linspire Failed?

Aug 05, 2010, 17:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"If you've been a desktop Linux user for any length of time, chances are excellent that you remember a company once called Linspire. At its time of creation, Linspire was brought forth with a very specific mission: Make desktop Linux easy to use while 'one-uping' Microsoft Windows.

"Perhaps this is why the original name of both the company and the operating system they sold was called Lindows. After various legal battles with Microsoft however, Lindows eventually became known as Linspire as part of a settlement agreement.

"Now for the big question: Why is the Linux community 'reasonably' happy with Ubuntu while Linspire was almost immediately painted as a mockery within Linux universe?"

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