Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Jul 2006 20:16 UTC, submitted by jake tate
Linspire Kevin Carmony of Linspire/Freespire has announced that the first beta of Freespire has been released earlier than anticipated. Get it from the download page. According to Carmony, this release includes out-of-the-box support for proprietary formats such as .mp3 and WMV, plug-and-play support for Ati and nVIDIA cards without user intervention, Click-N-Run, and much more.
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by deanlinkous on Mon 17th Jul 2006 08:04 UTC in reply to "LEECH"
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You know me so well, already.

btw - I WAS speaking of freedom and not price but considering freespire has already stated the distro will be without cost I cant imagine how using it would be leeching. If you had read and actually thought about my post then it would of been fairly obvious that the FREE i spoke of was freedom. As stated, what they have rolled out is nothing more or less than linspire. Some new tweaks and adjustments and no cost for the beat but thats about it.

I didn't say anything was wrong with being a commercial distro. But if all linspire was going to be was a commercial distro then there wasnt any need to start the freespire project was there? And there is a difference in being JUST a commercial distro and being a good community player that just happens to be a commercial distro also.

I dont contribute much, that sadly is true. I help on forums. I come up with little hacks. I hope to roll out a project that will make debian a little easier for those new to it but I wont swear it will ever happen.I do what I can and sadly it is limited. Got any ideas?

I test all kinds of stuff. I install like crazy and if I find something I can truly reproduce and that hasn't been reported already then I send notice to the proper person. I don't rant and rave about the bugs I find or anything. Sadly, I dont find much to complain about. Unlike some others.

I pay for lots of stuff. Anything I want or need that is a reasonable cost. No I do not pay for something (usually) if there is a no-cost version and a for-cost version whent he no-cost version suites me just fine. That being said I usually contribute a few dollars to whichever distro I truly USE and not just try out.

I will contribute a -1 for your post since you are attacking me personally.

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