Joined: 17 Mar 2002 Posts: 173 Location: Lancashire
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:38 am Post subject: Lindows 4.5
Have had Linspire(Lindows) 4.5 for a couple of weeks now, and can say i`m fairly impressed.
Simple enough to install for people who are not linux minded.
runs well (its a debian distro underneath)
the CNR is simple enough for newbies to install programs quickly and easily, but will annoy hardcore linux fans.
they dropped the WINE based angle in favour of making it a linux distro rather than a windows wannabe. (You can still install WINE or Cross Over Office etc....)
All in all i would recomened this to someone fancying escaping microsoft but finds linux daunting and complicated.
(Before the flames start that blah blah mandrake is easy to install etc.... Understand the average user doesnt know what their doing and the less they have to do to get the computer running the better)
To anyone who tried v2.0 and consigned the project to the bin i would say give it another go.
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