Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 11, 2007 06:26 AM
One of the things seems to be that the codecs will come with no charge (the same as FreeSpire has the codec ablity, if you want that version).
So - Microsoft must have given LinSpire a loose loop, or a deal on a napkin as some like to say, for LinSpire to be able to share those codecs (might be tied to having CNR on the desktop, I don't know, but heck, the CNR icon is no big deal).
What is a big deal, is that this deal certainly must be putting the shakes on things in Redmond. Bill Gates was once wondered why folks in South Africa needed free software (seemingly a bit perturbed about Ubuntu and it's pledge)!