DesktopLinux: An Early Look at Freespire
Aug 03, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"In two weeks, Linspire Inc. will release Freespire, its
community Linux distribution. This new distribution isn't just
another Linux distro. It will represent the first Linux to include
most of the legally licensed and available, third-party proprietary
codices, drivers, and software.
"To say this is a bit controversial in Linux and free software
circles is like saying the dog days of August are somewhat hot.
Nevertheless, Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony bit the bullet in April,
and the first release candidate of Freespire is now