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#OwenShoyer @aiiidoisowen caught on camera wishing #Trump was a #dictator. #Treason @RealAlexJones @PrisonPlanet #AlexJones @Infowars #Infowars

Anybody – Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, Christian, Jew, whatever – who wishes that a sitting president is a dictator is a traitor and a vile piece of shit.

And anybody who employs such a traitorous piece of shit is a traitorous piece of shit themselves.

Wishing for a dictatorship and the overthrow of constitutional law is an act of treason.

Owen Shoyer, when you wished that Trump was a dictator, you committed an act of treason.

And Alex Jones, by refusing to punish Owen Shoyer for his treasonous act, you are a traitor as well.

Fuck you Owen Shoyer, and fuck you Alex Jones.

Admission at 5:59.

 

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CONFIRMED: #Xandros, Inc. out of business. #Linspire sold to PC/OpenSystems LLC.

http://www.pc-opensystems.com/

Friday, December 29, 2017

Linspire and Freespire FAQ

Since our Christmas sneak peek many users and future customers have been asking us questions about Linspire and Freespire. How did we acquire the trademarks? How will we differ from Linspire Inc? How come Freespire.org is still operational but doesn’t offer any downloads? What’s the difference between our approach and Linspire Inc. and the now defunct Xandros? What’s the fate of Black Lab Linux going to be?

Q) How did we acquire the Linspire / Freespire trademarks? 

We acquired them through Bridgeways.ca before they went out of business. We now own them and it has been our decision since to market them.

Q) How will we differ from Linspire Inc? 

We will differ in a few ways. One way we will NOT differ is that Linspire is 1st and foremost a commercial product. Linspire Inc. required that you purchase a license yearly to get updates and access to CNR. We will not enforce any such requirement. Once the initial purchase is made, the product is yours. We will not lock you out of updates or the software center. But, you are locked into the version purchased; updates until the EOL will be available, for that version. When the new major release is available you will not be able to get the it unless you purchase a license / licenses.

Q) How come there is a Freespire.org and how does that relate to our free download of Freespire? 

It’s not related to us in anyway; it’s related to Linspire Inc. The reason that domain is still registered and used is due to an ongoing fight between Kevin Carmony and Michael Robertson. Kevin Carmony brought to light some of the alleged shady dealings of Mr. Robertson and had registered Freespire.com (now defunct). I will not comment on or make any assumptions about the legitimacy of the claims and we have tried to no avail to get the domain. We are stepping up our efforts to get the domain.

Q) What is our approach vs Linspire Inc. and Xandros? 

We will be focusing on working with Canonical and Canonical’s core Ubuntu product; we will make improvements on that base and fork from it when we feel it’s necessary. Linspire and Freespire will NOT be just remastered Ubuntu spins. However, Ubuntu is the recognized community desktop leader, and there are hundreds of thousands of apps targeted to the Ubuntu desktop, so basing our new product on this solid application base just makes sense. We will be targeting the new LinspireOS toward the markets where we are undisputed leaders : HPC, education, the enterprise and specialized desktop services. Our release is based on the XFCE desktop; its panel layouts and graphics will not change.

Q) Will we offer the legacy Linspire and Lindows ISO’s? 

No. We do not have any permission to redistribute the classic ISOs. And they would be essentially useless.

Q) What happens to Black Lab Linux? 

Nothing at all. Black Lab Linux is a separate entity with a totally different development team. Linspire will collaborate with the BL development team when there are common goals. They will offer their version of a community-based FOSS operating system.

Q) How many flavors of Linspire will there be? 

As previously stated, there will be no other desktop environments but XFCE. Linspire will come in 3 different flavors : LinspireOS Desktop which is a general desktop OS for home users, business users, students etc. Linspire HPC which is our high performance computing platform targeted toward users who need a very powerful computing environment for high end development, CAD and HD graphics. Linspire Embedded which will be targeted to users who want to repurpose older hardware (5+ yr old desktops, notebooks), IoT and existing ChromeOS users who want an upgrade path for their older and unsupported Chromebooks.

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Linspire LIVES!!!! Q&A

A few months ago we informed the community that we had acquired the Linspire and Freespire marks.  Over this period of time we were discussing and contemplating what to do with these marks and if we could successfully bring to market these products and shed the controversy and bad decisions of the past from Linspire Inc. and Xandros without abandoning our current customer base.  For these answers we turned to Roberto and we had the final answers to these questions:

 
Q) Why did we acquire those marks?
A) At first we looked at them as preservation.  Sort of what we did with DreamLinux.  But the more we looked at the situation the more we realized there was an opportunity.  Not to market off of the name but to differentiate our product line.
 
Q)  Linspire Inc. and Freespire were very controversial products.  With Richard Stallman calling Linspire and people who use Linspire as “subjecting themselves to new masters” How do you plan to differentiate from Linspire’s legacy and can you make it a trusted name?
A) Linspire was a commercial distro and it will remain so.  We are an enterprise company with installations around the world and a customer base that trusts us.  They trust us to make the right decisions, they trust us to make good products and to deliver quality.  We will continue to do that.  So RMS and other GNU purists as I call them will like the new Linspire as much as they liked the old one.  The mistake Linspire Inc. made with Freespire was they tried to appease the Open Source community.  We have always wanted to a have a free-as-in-beer distribution.  Now I want to have a free as in freedom distribution.  OUR Freespire will come as close to the FSF defined distribution as we can and it wont harass you to upgrade to any commercial release.  If you like Freespire and want to use that full time unabated on your desktop, bless you.  We have removed Flash and other multimedia codec’s from the initial install.  We have not removed the binary blobs from the kernel YET.  Some people need these drivers to make their hardware work and even though we have removed the binary codec’s they are still available via the repositories.  Now some people will say “Well since they are available via the repositories thats disingenuous”  we dont think so.  I feel that the purists know what they want, they know whats in the repositories and so they know what to install and what not to.  On the other side you have those people that want convenience and want to have this software available.  Now RMS and others may argue “Well thats bad and that we are enablers” and in some cases they are right.  We think its YOUR computer and you should be able to do with it what you want.  IF you want to run just OSS software, go right ahead.  If you need some proprietary software, go right ahead.  Look, I want the binary blobs and binary only software gone from the Linux ecosystem as much as possible.  But until users can go to Wal-Mart or Best Buy and buy ANY system and install a FSF sponsored distro and have everything work out-of-box then we need to do everything possible to make sure it does work.  We want to bring other people into the Linux ecosystem.  We want more users.  If we deliver software that we know wont work by design then users will get frustrated and move on.  Linspire 7.0 is an enterprise desktop distribution.  For many people it will replace Black Lab Enterprise Linux on their desktops and it will allow Xandros customers and other desktop Linux enterprise users to upgrade to a fully supported distribution.  Linspire 7.0 does contain the binary codecs and binary software like Skype, Chrome etc.
 
Q) How many enterprise users were there of Xandros Desktops?  Wouldn’t they have upgraded by now?
A) Actually quite a few and no.  A lot of Enterprise users dont upgrade but every 10 years.  So its coming up.
 
Q) With Ubuntu, SUSE, Red Hat, and Linux Mint do we really need another desktop distribution for the enterprise?
A) Yes.  Linux Mint is not an enterprise desktop.  Im sure there are some Linux Mint installs out there and thats fine.  I have seen it in very few bids.  Ubuntu, SUSE, Red Hat all produce generic desktop flavors catered to developers and common productivity workers.  We produce a desktop Linux distribution that caters to EVERYONE and people dont have to touch the command line unless they really want to.  Thats been our secret sauce and what has made us successful in the enterprise desktop scene.
Q) Will Linspire and Freespire be available pre-installed on systems?
A) Yes.  On ours and we plan to open an OEM licensing program with Linspire as well.
 
Q) Finally, what is going to happen to Black Lab Enterprise Linux?
A) BLL will continue to be developed and will migrate into a true community enterprise OS.  BLL will cater to Enterprise users who want a freely available high performance and high available FREE distribution for users.  The Black Lab team will need donations and other means of funding for themselves but they will have their own hardware and software licensing.  Black Lab is governed by a board and PC/OpenSystems LLC as a company and myself believe it or not have very little influence on those decisions anymore.

Q) Will Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3.0 retain state, corporate and other certifications that Black Lab Enterprise did?

A) Linspire 7.0 will be tested against these test suites and WILL retain ALL certifications that Black Lab Enterprise Linux has from DAY 1.  We have already submitted, tested and recieved certification already.  So if you use BLL now your transition to Linspire 7.0 will be just as seamless.

Q) How will this reflect on current subscribers?

A) All current subscribers will not see any changes to their support options at all.

 
Q) What is the general availability date of Linspire and Freespire?
A) January 2nd 2018
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Class action lawsuit filed against @Apple after it admits to intentionally crippling older #iPhones. #FuckApple #BoycottApple #ForcedObsolescence

Comment: I own an iPhone 5C, and I have noticed that my iPhone’s performance has taken a hit with apps severely lagging or just refusing to open. I will be looking into this class action lawsuit and may participate in it.

Apple is facing lawsuits over its policy of slowing down older iPhones

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