Linspire an alternative O/S
Posted by: Jatos on: 25.01.2006 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
For those of you who are donít know that much about the way Linux (Linspire is a form of Linux) or about other computer operating systems I am going start by introducing Linux. If you already know your stuff when it comes to Linux and operating systems you may as well skip the next paragraph.
Linspire is a commercially sold distribution of the UNIX-like operating system Linux, which is probably the most popular alternative to the market leader Microsoft Windows, which currently holds a massive monopoly over the market in which it operates. If you new to Linux you may have discovered that Linux has literally 100ís different versions, or distributions. A Linux distribution is a package with a certain set of programs and settings running on the Linux kernel. A operating system kernel is a program that controls the operation of all other software on a computer. On older kernel infrastructureís, the kernel also controls any calls made to the computers hardware by other software. In some cases, a separate piece of software does this job. Most Linux distributions are based on a few basic distributions such as Debian, which most distributions are seem to be based on. Most distributions are free, but some companies make distributions of Linux for which you have to pay, Linspire is one such example.
Anyway ever since I knew about Linspire I have always wondered, why would you want to pay for Linux when you can get it for free? What does Linspire that have that makes is a distribution worth paying for. Well in this review I am going to look hard for reasons to buy Linspire instead of just using a free version of Linux
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