A small overview article about the effect of the Linspure-Ubuntu deal.
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The two product sets will retain their identity. For example, Ubuntu will continue to default to the GNOME user interface and be developed as a dual desktop/server OS while desktop specific Linspire and Freespire will keep on defaulting to KDE. The companies will also continue to compete with one another when it comes to consumers. They do have different strategies and target audiences though. Linspire is firmly focused on the desktop and target OEMs while Canonical is trying to replicate its desktop success story on the server side and increasingly target enterprises.