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Michael Robertson Sued Over Missing Linspire Cash 65

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the transparency-whether-you-like-it-or-not dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Blogger and ex-Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony reports that Michael Robertson has been sued by a Linspire shareholder to get to the bottom of what happened to Linspire's assets. One hundred shareholders have been left uninformed as to what happened to the company and its assets after Linspire was sold to Xandros a few months back."
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Michael Robertson Sued Over Missing Linspire Cash

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  • by binarylarry (1338699) on Friday October 03, 2008 @03:47PM (#25250847)

    Jack, jack jack.

    I wish you'd just go back to writing your hilarious cartoons.

  • Re:Ummm... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Vectronic (1221470) on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:23PM (#25251155)

    I don't think Linspire was every really profitable, nor was it ever a "force in the market" this is just about a couple shareholders wondering where the money they thought they were going to get...went...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:26PM (#25251201)

    And this doesn't surprise me. He is a pretty shady character. He was the typical, ego-crazed rich guy who loved pushing everyone else around.

    Ever since he tried to defend running as root, I never trusted the guy.

  • Click N Run (Score:5, Insightful)

    by HalAtWork (926717) on Friday October 03, 2008 @04:44PM (#25251349)
    Click N Run was one aspect responsible for their fame. They would take the care to improve and provide pre-configured desktop software in an interface that made it easy to install the software. This was before Synaptic Package Manager was able to do the same thing. Also, before they were called "Linspire", they had the controversial name "Lindows", which connoted that they were trying to provide a Linux desktop that would do things most typical Windows users wanted. A lot of users tried to switch to Linux many times but were frustrated by the experience, so this really had the power to draw a lot of people in. I think that Ubuntu and Fedora succeeded where Linspire failed though.

"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke