Recently Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire Corporation announced in the forums that,
“Updates” are free, but “Upgrades” are not. Meaning, if you buy Linspire 5.0, CNR Gold members can get an “update” to 5.1 at no charge. “Upgrades” between versions, however, are not included. This is because we need to pay our licensing fees each time and can’t afford to give these away.
Those who purchased Linspire 5.x within 30 days will, however, get a free upgrade to 6.0.
So basically it means that if you have already purchased CNR Gold Membership with Linspire 5.1 , you cant upgrade to Linspire 6.0 and you have to buy Linspire 6.0 separately. Linspire now has become no value to its old customers.
The reason quoted is very simple here, Linspire wants to pay their licensing fee and for that they have compromised their old Customers !
How would anyone now believe Linspire ? If I buy Linspire 6 with CNR Gold Membership and later if they announce that I cant upgrade to Linspire 7 without purchasing again, its BULL SHIT ! How would one believe Linspire ?
Till now there has been no answer given to the numerous queries put down by the Linspire Users.
Lets see whether Linspire listens to their customers or not….