If you are a former GNU / Linux user, you surely remember the Lindows distribution, a distro that was presented as the best alternative for Windows users who decided to start in the Linux world, with those advertisements where they sold the simplicity and similarity with the Microsoft operating system in their desktop environment and also with that famous C&R ( Clic And Run), that is, the possibility of installing apps with a simple click without having knowledge of the command line.
Undoubtedly, at that time that was very innovative, since the rest of the distributions did not have something similar, although now it is something very normal in almost all, with the Apps Store where we can install the applications we want with a simple mouse click, as long as we do not want to use the package manager and repos of our favorite distro. Something that the most novices appreciate. But little by little this name has been blackened by some cases of espionage that we have known in the Linux world. And they don't exactly come from giants like Apple Facebook Google Amazon, etc., but it came from Microsoft and Linspire, due to their alliance and signing of agreements on the subject of the happy patents that has given so much to talk about in this war. In fact, I don't know if they know, but Linspire was considering entering the server sector and adopting Office 365 ...
Surely they also know that in the name of combating child abuse, Microsoft spies on its users and even allegedly violating the GDPR. To me it honestly sounds like an excuse, but let's not sin in thinking that only Microsoft does it, many others do it. What does this have to do with Linspire? Well, because it seems that they would also be with this and the supposed rebirth of Linspire would not be accompanied by a team of developers concerned about the privacy and anonymity of their users ... Remember, whether it is open-source or free does not imply that it is free of this ballast!
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