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One open-source project dies while another is reborn: Linspire vs. Chandler

The undercurrent of Linspire's and Chandler's respective failures is an inability to market to the consumers that would buy their wares.

By Aug. 11, 2008


Linspire getting swallowed by Xandros

Linspire, the company that once raised Microsoft's ire with its Linux-based Lindows operating system, is being swallowed by Xandros, another Linux company.

By Jul. 1, 2008


Linspire + Xandros = Anything of value?

Linspire and Xandros are apparently tying the knot. It's doubtful that two negatives can make a positive.

By Jul. 1, 2008


Linspiring prose

It's true what they say: Money can't buy you love, not even if you've got $20 million to...

By Jul. 21, 2004


In MP3tunes copyright case, EMI wants CEO's assets

MP3tunes.com founder Michael Robertson asks a federal court to dispose of copyright suit EMI filed against the music service and him personally. Judge says nothing doing.

By Jun. 25, 2012


When you fail at Linux, there's always dating

Kevin Carmony is moving to a dating service. Perhaps his Microsoft affection will finally yield a relationship.

By Dec. 26, 2007


Microsoft forages for patent deals in the world of the also-rans

Microsoft strikes yet another patent deal with a tired, also ran of a Linux company. When will the winners capitulate?

By Jun. 14, 2007


Another sub-$200 Linux PC?

With $100 rebate, Sears--a major national retailer that doesn't specialize in electronics--offers a Linux desktop PC from Linspire.

By Jan. 17, 2008


Freespire 2.0 released with proprietary mix-in

Linspire releases Freespire 2.0, its free version of the desktop Linux OS. Proprietary software, however, has been thrown into the mix.

By Aug. 8, 2007