Why is Ubuntu Succeeding Where Linspire Failed?
Aug 05, 2010, 17:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
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"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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- Linspire Offers Custom Linux Builds(Jan 31, 2008)
- Former Linspire CEO Switches to Ubuntu(Oct 19, 2007)
- Ubuntu Snags Top Linspire Staffers(Sep 28, 2007)
- Linspire Adds Paid Support Option to Freespire(Sep 27, 2007)