Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Mar 2007 19:34 UTC
Linspire "Freespire version 2.0 Alpha2U (1.2.49) is now available for download. This is the second alpha build based on Ubuntu that might not be good for the health of a production machine. Expect improvements as future builds are released. Some of the release notes: automatic boot menu management does not always work, do not install if you are not experienced at repairing GRUB configurations and MBRs; no upgrade path available from Freespire 1.0 or previous versions of Freespire 2.0 alphas; NVIDIA and ATI drivers are not automatically installed; Jack has been removed - any applications which do not use ALSA may not work properly."
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The currently-closed-source driver/codec/binary blob provider is suddenly supposed to "get religion" and turn loose open source alternatives when the "critical mass" is reached BY ACCEPTING AND RUNNING the closed-source binary blobs? Yeah, right! Said provider will say: "You been fine with the closed source all this time, you been running it all along, ain't no reason for ME to change. Don't like it, bugger off!" You accept the closed-source, you acquiesce and become an aider and abetter.

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