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*NIX - UNIX: Hacking Linspire
If you like Linspire but hate the company's Click N Run pay-as-you-go software service, here's how to disable and circumvent CNR and switch to using standard Debian packages and the Synaptic package manager. I'll also show you how to set up your system for watching DVDs without Linspire's proprietary DVD player software.

Of course, I'm not sure why you'd want to pay $50 for Linspire only to disable its crowning feature. If that's your goal, you might be better off trying a different Debian-based distribution such as Ubuntu Linux or SimplyMEPIS, both of which cost less, are more freedom-friendly, and have more traditional APT-based graphical software management tools.
Published Apr 15, 2005 - 10:35 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire 5-0: Surprisingly capable Linux desktop OS
I don’t always get excited about what I’m testing. Products can be good but still wind up leaving me flat. That’s especially true of a product I’ve tested a number of times in the past.  Incremental upgrades never make my heart skip a beat. 

Except for this upgrade: Linspire 5.0. Linspire is an operating system for PCs based on Linux.  Linspire used to be called Lindows, but the company changed its name so that no one would confuse it with any another operating system.
Published Apr 14, 2005 - 11:47 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire Five-0 arrives in 1,000 stores
Linspire's latest desktop Linux operating system has arrived on the shelves of more than 1,000 retailers in the US, according to an announcement from the company. Shoppers at Best Buy, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, J & R Computer World can now acquire a copy of the Linspire Five-0 Linux desktop "for only about $60" while they replenish their printing supplies or make other electronics purchases.
Published Apr 11, 2005 - 01:36 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: First Look at Linspire 5.0
Some developers build desktop Linux for a living, and some build it with heart. Some developers understand the needs of desktop users and some just seem to live inside your head. Some may argue that Linspire, Inc. is either, neither, or both, but I am here to clear the air. For good.
Published Mar 23, 2005 - 09:28 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire Goes Five-0
After a year of development time Linspire, Inc. has released a new operating system dubbed Linspire Five-0. The most significant changes were made to the user interface; other changes include better support for laptops and hardware, Internet optimization and an updated catalogue of bundled applications. The release is available immediately as a digital download and boxed copies will be available for purchase at participating retailers.
Published Mar 21, 2005 - 09:09 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire Experiments with "Community Translation" of its Linux Distribution into 80 Different Languages
Linspire, the old Lindows, has got a Web-based application called IRMA, short for the International Resource Management Application, that's supposed to let volunteers translate Linspire's Linux distribution into 80 different languages. Linspire says checks will be put in place to control the quality of the translations
Published Jan 31, 2005 - 01:51 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire Brings Firefox to Retail
Controversial Linux maker Linspire will bundle hot Web browser alternative Mozilla Firefox with the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite in its new "OOoFf!" product, which will be sold in retail stores for $29.95. OOoFf! can also be purchased immediately online at www.oooff.com, Linspire notes.

"Our goal with OOoFf! is to help get OpenOffice.org and Firefox into every possible distribution channel," says Linspire CEO Michael Robertson. "As users grow comfortable with these high-quality open source products, it makes the migration to desktop Linux a much more practical transition."
Published Nov 23, 2004 - 11:09 AM
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Win - MS: Linspire attorney: Microsoft's anti-Linux FUD, suits 'follow the money'
As the attorney for Linspire, the software company formerly known as Lindows, Daniel R. Harris has an insider's view of the battle between open source and proprietary software forces. In this exclusive interview, Harris discusses why and how Microsoft will use its intellectual property as weapons against Linux and open source software. He also predicts where the next battleground might be. He serves as global head of Intellectual Property at Clifford Chance US LLP, the world's largest law firm, in Palo Alto, Calif.
Published Oct 27, 2004 - 06:10 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: What the Linspire Settlement Reveals
If you read the confidential Settlement Agreement between Linspire (the company formerly known as Lindows), and Microsoft, you will notice some very peculiar facts. The most startling aspect of the $20 Million settlement agreement between the two companies does not have anything to do with the trademark violations, but rather with copyrighted media files.

Apparently, Lindows (as the Linspire distribution had been known) was distributing a version of Linux that contained several Windows Media files. Specifically, the settlement names the Dynamic Link Library (dll) files that were being used within media products within that distrtibution: wma9dmod.dll, wmadmod.dll, wmspdmod.dll, wmv9dmod.dll and wmvdmod.dll.
Published Sep 08, 2004 - 11:50 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Loving the Linspire Desktop
In order to gain broad support in the consumer and small business markets, Linux must be plug and play. Fortunately, it's becoming more accessible to non-technical people, especially in the area of desktop operating systems.

If you want to try a Linux-based operating system, you'll find over two hundred versions listed at DistroWatch. Which one should you choose for your business desktop...?
Published Aug 30, 2004 - 06:26 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Linspire Drops IPO Expectations
Officials at Linspire, the company once called Lindows, dropped expectations on the value its stock will take in when it launches an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ stock exchange, the second time in as many days.

The company, which develops a commercial OS based on the open source Linux kernel, has in recent days been dropping signals its IPO wouldn't be nearly as successful as executives had hoped when they first filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) April 20.
Published Aug 13, 2004 - 05:35 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Lindows/Linspire inches closer to IPO
The San Diego, California-based company has confirmed that it is set to change its corporate name to Linspire following the settlement of a trademark infringement case with Microsoft Corp but is pushing ahead with the IPO after just three years in business.

Lindows/Linspire has not yet put a date on the offering but now says it will offer 4.4 million shares at between $9 and $11, raising between $39.6m and $48.4m, rather than the $57.5m it originally expected in April.
Published Jul 22, 2004 - 03:12 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft to pay $20 mln to end Lindows.com trademark dispute
Microsoft has agreed to buy rights to Lindows.com's domain names for $20 million to settle a three-year trademark dispute between the companies.

According to a regulatory filing Monday, Microsoft will pay for the domain names in installments while Lindows.com has agreed to change its name and relinquish rights to various Website names, including www.lindows.com.
Published Jul 19, 2004 - 12:26 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Court Allows Lindows to Keep Its Name
In a case that could have forced Linux vendor Lindows to change its business name worldwide, a Netherlands court ruled this week that Lindows' current limited use of the Lindows name does not violate Microsoft's Windows trademark.

After it lost an earlier case in the same Amsterdam court over the use of the Lindows name, Lindows changed the name of its operating system product and corresponding Web site to Linspire. However, it kept Lindows as its company name.
Published May 27, 2004 - 05:46 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft Files New Case Against Lindows
The international trademark battle between Microsoft Corp. and Lindows Inc. continues to generate work for lawyers and the courts, with the software giant once again asking a Dutch court to fine Lindows €100,000 ($118,570) a day, the open source software vendor said Tuesday.

According to the San Diego company, Microsoft is charging that even though it has changed the name of its operating system product and corresponding Web site to Linspire, users accessing the Web site are becoming confused by the Lindows company name in some of the pages on its site
Published May 11, 2004 - 11:52 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: SEC Filing Reveals Lindows Sued Xandros
Buried in recently published financial documents is the news that Lindows, Inc., has been engaged in a lawsuit with rival and one-time partner Xandros, Inc. since the middle of December 2002. Lindows claims that Xandros failed to repay a $750,000 loan, and that the company and other defendants engaged in fraud and criminal misrepresentation during the negotiations leading up to Lindows' investment in Xandros.
Published May 10, 2004 - 04:13 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: A Week with Linspire 4.5
Welcome to the latest installment of Linuxbeginner.org's "A Week with..." series. As mentioned in the earlier articles, during this project, I'll be installing several Linux distributions, running them each for a week, and keeping a daily journal. This time I'm are taking advantage of Micheal Robertson's recent promotional generosity to grab a copy of Linspire 4.5, formerly LindowsOS, to try out. I'll reiterate to keep in mind that these are my experiences only. Your mileage may vary.
Published Apr 29, 2004 - 11:19 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Amid Legal Battles, Lindows Eyes IPO
Lindows, a Linux software maker and Microsoft antagonist, hopes to raise up to $57.5 million in a public offering of its stock, according to paperwork filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If the IPO is completed, the San Diego company would join Red Hat and VA Software (Quote, Chart) among the few publicly traded Linux distributors.
Published Apr 20, 2004 - 03:01 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Lindows, Inc. Announces New Product Name: Linspire
Lindows, Inc. today announced that the company's desktop Linux operating system LindowsOS has been renamed to Linspire. The website www.lindows.com has been replaced by www.linspire.com, which will now be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, who want to purchase any Lindows, Inc. products, or are looking for support for previously purchased software.
Published Apr 14, 2004 - 10:10 AM
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*NIX - UNIX: Lindows to Change its name outside the US
Outside the US we will go by a different name until we can battle for the right to use Lindows internationally. The US case will probably take a year to go through the 9th circuit court of appeals and perhaps another year for possible Supreme Court review. Our plan is to go to trial in the US as soon as possible, at which time we hope to get windows declared a generic word.

Our plan is to go to trial in the US as soon as possible, at which time we hope to get windows declared a generic word.
Published Apr 06, 2004 - 06:19 PM
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