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DistroReviews: Freespire 5.0: Linspire Freed

Aug 24, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Hold on a sec... did you say Free-spire? It's true. It seems that a free Linspire clone has hit the ftp mirrors. DistroWatch reports 'Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic. This initial release functions as a live CD only and serves as a proof of concept. It certainly looks like an interesting idea: combining the benefits of Linspire's excellent usability and hardware auto-configuration with a free repository of Debian packages.'

"The Freespire web site isn't much to see at this point, but you can at least grab an ISO of this interesting distro..."

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