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PC World: Linspire: Linux With Strings Attached

Mar 28, 2005, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

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"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..."

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