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Submission + - Linspire founder creates new Internet Radio Mashup (cnet.com)

christian.einfeldt writes: "Michael Robertson, founder of the Lindows aka Linspire Linux distribution, has created another Internet mashup, called BYO.fm, which claims to let you 'Listen anywhere to your free, personalized radio station. Play just what you want with full control: skip, rewind, or fast-forward.' BYO.fm, which stands for 'Build Your Own', uses voice samples from notable persons such as Barack Obama to read feeds from your local or national news (such as NPR or CNN), weather, sports (such as ESPN or CBS), and traffic, as well as listen to music you select from your MP3tunes.com account. It also plays music from Mp3tunes.com artists. Robertson has gained notoriety from making money by being sued and then settling with the plaintiffs, who end up paying him to stop his innovative work. For example, Robertson created MP3.com, was sued by the big labels for copyright infringement, and walked away with millions; and was sued by Microsoft for using the name Lindows for his commercial Linux distribution, later to be called Linspire, after Microsoft paid Robertson millions to stop using the name Lindows. Will he repeat again with BYO.fm?"

In-Depth ajaxWrite Review 112

mikemuch writes "ajaxWrite is the first offspring of ajax13, Michael Robertson's (of Lindows and SIPphone fame) latest startup that aims to deliver a brave new line of web-delivered, AJAX-based apps. ExtremeTech today has an in-depth review of just how apt a replacement ajaxWrite is for the big installed word processors. It's a neat idea, but let's just say the web-based word processor has some catching up to do."

Linspire CEO dispels Linspire Linux Myths 278

An anonymous reader writes "Chances are that you think Linspire lets you run Windows applications, that you have to run it as root, and that it's really not quite a proper Linux. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. At LinuxWorld in Boston this week, CEO Kevin Carmony explained what Linspire Linux is, and isn't all about. Carmony said that people are still getting these things wrong. Yes, in the beginning, Linspire had the goal of letting Linux users run Windows applications with WINE, but it dropped that theme years ago. As for requiring you to run as root, that was, Carmony said, only the case with an early alpha release that was never put in the public's hands. As for not being a real Linux, that's nonsense, too."

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