DistroReviews: Freespire 5.0: Linspire Freed

“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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