As some of you may know, I was the former CEO for Linspire, and resigned a few months back. I won't go into details as to why I resigned, but suffice it to say, it was the right decision for me, and I'm happy to have moved on.
Some of you may also remember me from posts I made here on your forum from time to time. It was here that I first bounced the idea off of making CNR available to Ubuntu users. I was always welcomed and enjoyed the interaction I had here.
Now that I'm no longer the CEO of Linspire, or under any obligation to use that particular distribution, I thought I should take some time and look around at all the distributions and decide which one was right for me and my PC. In addition to already being quite familiar with Linspire and Freespire, I also looked at Novell/Suse, Red Hat/Fedora, PC Linux, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu.
Well, after all my research, I have to tell you, it was an easy choice. Ubuntu! I'm excited for the new release in a few days, which I will use to replace the many Linux desktop and laptop PCs I own (five).
Canonical and Ubuntu have done so many things right. I was very proud of many of the things I was able to accomplish at Linspire, but it's no longer the distro for me.
I look forward to not only using Ubuntu on all my PCs, but also becoming an active member of your community here. (I have thousands of posts on the Linspire/Freespire forums, and I'm sure I'll run into many of my good friends from that community here.)
Some of my good friends and quality employees have also left Linspire and joined Canonical, and I get a sense from them of the excitement, commitment and expectations the Ubuntu team has to really make open source desktop Linux a reality. This is truly where it is at!
I'm excited to call Ubuntu my new home and look forward to helping out as part of the community here!