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LinuxPlanet: Linspire Announces Freespire Distribution

Apr 24, 2006, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Is the world ready for another community Linux distro?

"That's the question being asked and answered today at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit. Once known as a community-supported alternative to the Linspire distribution, the Freespire name is about to rise again from the ashes of obscurity--only this time as a distro completely sponsored and endorsed by Linspire itself.

"The new Freespire distro was announced Monday by Linspire President and CEO Kevin Carmony during his keynote address to Summit attendees. Freespire will be a Debian-based, community-driven and -supported project tied to the commercial Linspire distribution, Carmony outlined, in much the same way as Fedora Core and openSUSE relate to their parent commercial distros, Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, respectively.

"But there the similarity ends and Linspire is being quite vocal in outlining the differences..."

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