Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Linspire system strategy and partnerships

Today we are announcing our hardware partner and new systems priced and delivered for the consumer and enterprises in mind.  We are expanding our commitment to providing an incredible desktop Linux experience by partnering with one company to provide our customers with an incredible hardware experience.  That partner is Lenovo.  After months of negotiating and talking to hardware vendors we made the decision based on Lenovo's quality, their commitment to producing systems that ANY OS can run on and pricing.  We will be announcing the products on Friday, Feb 2, 2018.

Our Strategy

Our strategy is simple.  To provide our customers with quality hardware and software solutions for the Linux desktop..  We have broken up our offerings into the following three categories and we will be offering only two systems per category; one desktop and one notebook.  We will be offering peripherals such as external hard drives and NAS storage solutions.  This does not apply to our HPC computing lineup


These systems will be dedicated to consumers.  Family, students, small business users, gamer's and software developers.  The desktop will be an all-in-one


These systems will be pour pro systems dedicated to the much higher end customer.  Corporations, government use and multimedia producers such as news houses, TV and Radio stations.  The desktop system for this category will also be an all-in-one system.


These systems will be targeted towards the power user and customers who like to tinker with their hardware and add expansion capabilities to their systems.  Customers who need more expansion possibilities and need their system for specialized services will be served by this category.

Pricing and Impact on development

Now, pricing will be very key to our offerings and upon entering the VAR market we realized we need to offer more value to our customers than just a machine.  So with all of our systems we are offering great value to give our users piece of mind.

  • The hardware has been tested and all functions are supported out of box by Linspire, Freespire and Black Lab Enterprise Linux.
  • All systems will come with a 4 year warranty OUT OF BOX.  This is unheard of in our industry without paying extra.  Most companies offer a 1 year warranty and anything after one year is a yearly fee.
  • All systems will come with a yearly subscription for support for both the hardware and software.
  • APC Units will be supplied with ALL systems.  This will help users in protecting against things like power surges and storm damage

Even with all of our extra's you will notice we will be competitively priced to our competitors such as System76, Microsoft, Dell, Apple and Pogo Linux.

Impact on Development

As we are offering systems pre-loaded with Linspire how will this affect the development of Linspire?  It wont.  Linspire will still be engineered to run on as many systems as possible.

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