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Linspire (aka: Lindows)

by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 6:30 AM PDT

I just bought the live cd and the operating system to test it out and see if it's any good. Has anybody here tried it yet?

PS: Don't tell me to research on google or something :). I'm asking if anybody "here" has tried it yet.

Regards,
Ryan Sechrest

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Re: Linspire (aka: Lindows)
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 9:32 AM PDT

So, I just booted up with Linspire and I'm running it right now. My first impression: awesome!

I love that the concept that is "like" Windows but based on Linux technology. The graphics are a lot cooler and it is much faster than my Windows- and this is all from the live cd. I tried a couple programs and the seem to work fine, especially the MP3 player. I also looked around a little and it comes with all the "basic" programs. I'm gonna try out the CNR feature to see how it works. What I also love is that it detected all my cd/dvd drives, printer and everything else without updating the OS, downloading the drivers etc. I booted up and it's a full operationable OS. I'll keep you updated.

Ryan

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Re: Linspire (aka: Lindows)
by fred_beondo / September 14, 2004 2:22 PM PDT

I've checked it out. As an experienced linux user, my choice of OS is based not so much on how "Windows"-like it is, but I do think it may be the way to go for people reluctant to try linux. The criteria most users will use is "can i do what I normally do in MSWindows?". Once people are more realistic about what they really NEED a computer for they might find Lindows (or any other flavor of linux) will do just fine. If not they can stay with MS. Let's face it, you DO have to be somewhat adventurous to try linux. It's kind of like moving to Canada: You can still speak english, but it's in a different environment, one you might really grow to like.

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Re: Linspire (aka: Lindows)
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 3:29 PM PDT

That's what scared me the most when I first tried Linux... I couldn't understand the akzent Happy because everything is based on different riles and operates differently. I don't think most people realize how powerful Linux can be/is. People are always afraid to try something new. I tried Red Hat 9, Knoppix, Phlak and now Linspire. I'm impressed with all of them because they each have their own style... but are Linux based. It's hard to describe what Linux is... you have to download it, burn a live cd and try it. So far so good :D.

Regards,
Ryan Sechrest

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Re: Linspire (aka: Lindows)
by teyster2 / October 8, 2004 10:46 AM PDT

I've used it and it was great, except for one small thing $. Paying to use the CNR anually. I don't think so. If you want a good O/S get Xandros. They have a free open circulation distro. www.xandros.com

Ted

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