Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 13:02 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linspire Three weeks ahead of schedule, version 1.0 of Freespire, the no-cost community version of Linspire, is now available from the project's website. You can download a completely open source version, or a version that includes various proprietary codecs and drivers for an improved out-the-box experience. Screenshots.
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Still no apt-get dist-upgrade
by egon_spengler on Tue 8th Aug 2006 19:11 UTC
egon_spengler
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2005-11-20

It uses a Debian core, has repos listed in /etc/apt/sources.list, and STILL, after three releases, does NOT allow for apt-get dist-upgrade. According to the forum, REAL SOON NOW, but still not there. And, while mentioning sources.list, apt-get update (finished checking 160 entries), a sources.list that produces 160 seperate hits?

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deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

Yea, another sucky point! There are plenty of them - don't get me wrong. Yes the pool/repo/warehouse is a convoluted mess and I hope it gets cleaned up. I don't know if somehow CNR requires this much seperation or if they are mixing packages like crazy and that is the reason for the many entries but it is a mess.

Backports seems to work fairly well with freespire OSS edition, if you are careful enough.

As I stated before, their idea of "real soon" usually leaves a lot to be desired but sometimes they have a surprise. ;)

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