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Legal costs piled up over four years as the music service defended itself against a copyright suit from EMI that proved to be too much, says founder Michael Robertson.
Linspire releases Freespire 2.0, its free version of the desktop Linux OS. Proprietary software, however, has been thrown into the mix.
A rash of supremely affordable PCs preloaded with Linux has hit mainstream retail stores. And trying one is not as risky a proposition as you might think. Photos: Three sub-$200 Linux PCs
With $100 rebate, Sears--a major national retailer that doesn't specialize in electronics--offers a Linux desktop PC from Linspire.
Latest announcements at the open-source conference include Dell's decision to expand Linux PC sales to Europe, China.
Users of the Linux operating system will get patent protection and access to updated Windows Media technology.
Annual access to Linux seller's software library came down from $20-to-$50 range to improve the product's popularity.
special coverage The San Francisco conference spotlights trends in open source, from servers to cell phones and Windows media support.
Linux seller evicts closed-source modules from open-source Linux, but provides customers a download option.
Linspire plans to offer a free version of its Linux operating system, called Freespire.