15 April 2005

Linspire

I found this on MSNBC, strangely enough-- a great, positive review of "Linspire", a Linux-based operating system. Not that I care, but... I must confess that I am sort of curious about Linux and what I'll do. I basically just use my computer these days for work, so I must confess that the idea of getting rid of Microsoft completely is enticing to me.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lee H. said...

I know NOTHING about alternative OS's... do you think this would run things like Sims 2 and Bryce?

I may have to investigate.

6:07 PM, April 15, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I've never used Linspire. (I did, briefly, do a dual boot thing with RedHat, thinking I would ease myself over, but it ended up that I'd just have an extra step to hit "return" on the Windows part of the windows/redhat bootup screen.) However, I've heard that it's a good ease-into-type thing. Although, my Lunix Using Friend, IIRC, disparages it, though I'm not sure if it's through a lack of usability, but I seem to recall him saying that there's a different one that does what Lindows does, only better. Or, Linspire now, I guess.

As for Sims 2/Bryce, my guess is that you'd probably have to run those through WINE or something, a windows emulator. I think there's probably a GNU program that does what Bryce does, though, but... yeah.

9:41 PM, April 15, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I might try this with the "live" disc thing Monty mentions... it sounds like a test boot where you are not committed. I'm all about that.

11:28 PM, April 15, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

I think maybe the real, secret reason I posted this was so someone I trust would try it out and let me know how it goes!

Please pardon the rant, but, what would happen if Linspire eventually grew into a really great OS and took over 50% of the market? Would they act like jerks, too? This is one thing I've sensed. It's not just Bill Gates. There's something that happens when people make "smart" products in a team environment-- inevitably, the people at the top seem to think that they deserve an inordinate amount of the credit.

5:07 PM, April 16, 2005  

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