Gary Krakow rave review of Linspire 5.0 - Portable

This is a discussion on Gary Krakow rave review of Linspire 5.0 - Portable ; I just read Gary Krakow's review "Linspire 5-0: Surprisingly capable Linux desktop OS" ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7490041/ ). Very positive review, says Linspire 5-0 is very easy to install, recognizes wireless hardware on first installation, "1200 improvements over version 4.5," etc. I'm ...

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  1. Gary Krakow rave review of Linspire 5.0

    I just read Gary Krakow's review "Linspire 5-0: Surprisingly capable
    Linux desktop OS" (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7490041/). Very
    positive review, says Linspire 5-0 is very easy to install, recognizes
    wireless hardware on first installation, "1200 improvements over
    version 4.5," etc.

    I'm shopping for a MS-free Linux laptop. Perhaps a bare ASUS laptop
    plus Linspire 5-0 ?

    Of course, I'm also cautious about positive reviews of a new Linux
    version or laptop: one year ago (April 2004) Gary Krakow also wrote a
    glowing review (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5831949/) of the then new
    (but now no longer available?) HP Linux nx5000 laptop.

    Comments, suggestions?


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    > I just read Gary Krakow's review "Linspire 5-0: Surprisingly capable
    > Linux desktop OS" (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7490041/). Very
    > positive review, says Linspire 5-0 is very easy to install, recognizes
    > wireless hardware on first installation, "1200 improvements over
    > version 4.5," etc.
    >
    > I'm shopping for a MS-free Linux laptop. Perhaps a bare ASUS laptop
    > plus Linspire 5-0 ?
    >
    > Of course, I'm also cautious about positive reviews of a new Linux
    > version or laptop: one year ago (April 2004) Gary Krakow also wrote a
    > glowing review (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5831949/) of the then new
    > (but now no longer available?) HP Linux nx5000 laptop.
    >
    > Comments, suggestions?
    >


    don't waste your time with linspire
    get a real distro



  3. Save your money!

    After I got my digital version of Linspire I got some major hardware
    problems!

    One of the problems was my D-Link DWL-520 wireless card, which
    supposed to be supported by the Linspire Five-0 version.

    The technical support just told me to join the user forum and ask the
    guys there!!!
    For what did I spend $49.95 if that is the treatment a customer gets?

    Another problem: The CNR system
    just another way to get your money since a membership will cost you
    again 49.95 and all you get for it are programs which come free with
    any other Linux distribution!
    And which Linux user likes a fully automated install / deinstall tool
    anyway?

    My opinion is that Linspire is not worth the money! You better have a
    look in the web! There are still some free distributions out there,
    like as example Aurox Linux! And the programs you would get through a
    membership in the LinSpire CNR warehouse are there already
    integrated!!!

    A warning:
    Be careful with using screenshots or Linspire logos in any form!
    In copyright questions LinSpire is much worse and much more aggressive
    than Microsoft!!!


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