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Linspire: It Just Keeps Getting Better

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About 6 weeks ago I made the big change, out with Windows and in with Linux. Linspire is a commercial Linux distribution and was billed as the easiest to use and most user friendly. Guess what? It is the easiest.

What amazed me was that the distribution, a mere one CD contained not just the operating system, but just about every useful application you would need. Open Office may not be as feature rich as Microsoft Office, but lets face it how many people actually use all the features?

About the only gripe I had, and this is true of every flavor of Linux I have ever dabbled in was the process of installing new software. An endless stream of grepping, gunzipping, making, installing, etc, all while in the cold world of the terminal emulator window. Wandering aimlessly in the maze that is the Linux file system, and if you zigged where you should have zagged, you are hooped!

It was with some interest that I read a press release from Linspire about their new CNR product.

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