Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2006 17:20 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Linspire Freespire has released the second beta release of Freespire (build 0.0.76). This is the Debian-based Linux distribution which legally supports (or has one-click access to support): MP3, DVD, Windows Media, QuickTime, Java, Flash, Real, ATI drivers, nVidia drivers, Adobe Acrobat Reader, proprietary WiFi drivers, fonts, and so on. It provides free access to the entire Freespire open source application pool using apt-get. There's also a screenshot tour.
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Sounds Good...
by elzurawka on Thu 27th Jul 2006 00:33 UTC
elzurawka
Member since:
2005-07-08

This sounds preatty impressive...have anyone actually tried this out....for soem reason im assosiating it with linspire...

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RE: Sounds Good...
by siimo on Thu 27th Jul 2006 00:55 in reply to "Sounds Good..."
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

because it _is_ the OSS version of Linspire. They will be basing the next version of Linspire from Freespire 1.1 as you can see from their roadmap here: http://wiki.freespire.org/index.php/Freespire_Roadmap


They are trying to do the same thing Redhat/Fedora, Suse/OpenSuse etc are doing with a free version and a pay version and get community involved in development.

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RE[2]: Sounds Good...
by seakryan on Thu 27th Jul 2006 03:17 in reply to "RE: Sounds Good..."
seakryan Member since:
2006-07-16

Seems to be working. There are some bugs (It is beta), but I have had it on my laptop with minimal issues. I like being able to use Apt. Looking forward to seeing what direction the community decides to take with this.

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