[+PLUS] Linspire -Dont think that as a freedom.
priya.freedom at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 20:39:18 IST 2006
I too think so.They are heavily based on marketing.Misussing the freedom.
There is a talk that the Windows kernel is Free BSD and the new GUI is
Qt based one;KDE based.
On 4/8/06, Hiran Venugopalan <hiran.v at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am now seeing many guys here who SAYS them as Linux [GNU/Linux Users] and
> talks about freedom.But when I ask them about the distro there reply is some
> times sad one for me Answer is Linspire.I dont think the linspire as
> Linux.Its simply proprietary.Its on EULA.
> Although the basic GNU/Linux system is free software, most of the GNU/Linux
> versions now available include a small amount of non-free software--just
> enough to spoil them as a way to attain freedom. But Linspire is in a class
> by itself; large and important parts of this system are non-free. No other
> GNU/Linux distribution has back slided so far away from freedom. Switching
> from MS Windows to Linspire does not bring you to freedom, it just gets you
> a different master.
> --Richard Stallman
> On Venezuela's decision to use Linspire for their Venezuelan computer
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