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    Questions about Linspire


    Is there any difference between Linspire and Windows?

    How is it considered 'Linux'?

    How is programming, coding, etc etc on Linspire?

    Does it/can you use the console at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krop86
    Is there any difference between Linspire and Windows?
    Yes. Linspire is based on Debian

    Quote Originally Posted by krop86
    How is it considered 'Linux'?
    Since it uses the Linux kernel, its considered to be a Linux distro.

    Quote Originally Posted by krop86
    How is programming, coding, etc etc on Linspire?
    Same as it would be on any other distro. You would have access to all the tools you need (since its based on Debian, you should have access to apt so just install them from there!)

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    Does it/can you use the console at all?
    Yes

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    Beware though; Linspire charges extra to install gcc, the GNU C Compiler. This is probably one of the most essential tools for software development and in fact software installation in Linux. Every other major distribution bundles GCC at no extra cost, so Linspire is definitely not aimed at programmers. If you're serious about programming, I wouldn't recommend it.
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    Definetly, linspire is NOT purebread linux, (not in soul) because you pay so much for so little. yes i doth not like thine linspire. Basicaly look at Suse, Mandrake or Fedora if you want a windows like experince, for free. (they also include all your programming needs) if you are a little more experiance, slackware, debian, or gentoo will suite you needs, they are a little more complex to install, but they are wicked powerful, and a programmers pal (best compile times on gentoo i have ever seen!) out of curiosity, what in made you interested in linspire? under the hood its just a striped down version of above (and un secure, automaticaly uses the root account, the downfall of windows security) The skins are a littel differnt, but they arent even that pretty.

    (anyone have a good link to some great linux screenshots)[/list]
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    I believe the root thing's been sorted now on Linspire.

    Although I wouldn't use it personally cos of the cost involved in click n run I'm glad it's available. And if that business model can be made to work then all power to the penguin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qub333
    (anyone have a good link to some great linux screenshots)[/list]
    That's easy enough. http://www.lynucs.org/
    You can browse all screenshots, by distro, by desktop environment, by window manager, by application or by username.
    Here's my personal screenshots on that site. http://www.lynucs.org/?&Jimbo1265

    BTW qub333,
    You're spot on about Linspire. I have a hard time understanding how a distro can be called Linux when it doesn't live up to the full scope and spirit of the GPL. I mean, sure, it uses the Linux kernel so, technically, it's Linux. Sure, technically, thay abide by the letter of the GPL. But not in spirit.
    When you make it difficult to install software from without the the distros upgrade path(Click N Run). When you take the work of developers, rebadge it to suite the distro and don't give credit, in a very obvious way, to the developers. When you don't allow people to use the distro without buying the distro and the upgrade path. Well. That's just not Linux.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    one reason i likes linux was because it was free, linspire isnt linux
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    Linux may or not be free. Each distro is free to use it's own price policy.

    See link

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
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    thats a blunter way of putting it, but yes thats part of the gpl, (general public liscens)
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