"You've probably heard of Lindows, one of the most controversial
Linux distributions. Through aggressive marketing and the use of
open-source and home-made software they were trying to provide an
alternative to Microsoft Windows. After being repeatedly sued by
the Redmond firm, they came to arrangement and were paid $20m to
change their name. They became Linspire.
"Linspire has never been popular among Linux users. Their
releases are not available for free (the digital download costs
$50) and they use a lot of proprietary software. In fact, I never
tried Linspire. Not only wasn't I willing to pay for something
which didn't look as good as other distributions, but I was quite
certain I wouldn't like it..."
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