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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RE[3]: Discussion
by Kevin_Carmony on Mon 17th Jul 2006 06:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Discussion"
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Until Linspire proves that they can _develop_ FOSS software that's useful to the free software community, there's no reason for the community to develop for Linspire.

Nvu, Lsongs and Lphoto are Linspire open source projects, besides the other many projects others have started that we contribute to. Other distros use these programs, in fact, I noticed Debian just added Lphoto.


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RE[4]: Discussion
by Moulinneuf on Mon 17th Jul 2006 08:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Discussion"
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"Nvu, Lsongs and Lphoto are Linspire open source projects"

You just summed up your main problem , they are *Linspire projects*. They are not the community projects , maintained and manned by/with the help of Linspire.

"besides the other many projects others have started that we contribute to."

Others have full time developper who contribute to the main projects who in turn improve there distribution.

"Other distros use these programs"

You never stopped and asked yourself why not everyone else ...

"in fact, I noticed Debian just added Lphoto."

Because linspire/Frespire is not based on Debian ( sarcasm ) ... It should have been there since Lphoto 1 was in beta.

Commercially Lphoto is a total failure , when it should be one of the many flagship possibilities bread making Linspire as.

First thing that come to mind is get your picture printed professionnaly by one of your partner at a very interesting price.

Just thinking out loud.

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