Linspire, Mirus Partner on Linux-Only Desktop PCs
Linspire and Mirus Innovations announce the launch of Koobox, a new line of desktop computers that exclusively run Linux.Linspire Inc. and Mirus Innovations LLC Wednesday announced the launch of Koobox, a new line of desktop computers that exclusively run Linux. Starting at $299 (sans monitor), the Koobox PCs come with Linspires Linux 5.0 operating system. They also include the OpenOffice.org office suite, Firefox, and numerous other open-source programs. "The Koobox line is unique in that all of the computers are optimized for utilizing Linux exclusively," said Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony. "In fact, none of these machines even offer Microsoft Windows as an option, which is a new, bold step for a major OEM. The fact that Mirus has devoted an entire brand to desktop Linux shows just how much ground Linux is gaining," said Carmony.
The Koobox also comes with a one-year subscription to Linspires CNR Gold Service. This is the equivalent of Linspires Linspire Five-0 and a one-year CNR Gold subscription, which lists for $89.95.