Freespire 2.0.8

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (67 votes)

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Linux / Open Source / 14,036 downloads

Freespire is a community-driven, Linux-based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit. With Freespire, the choice is yours as to what software is installed on your computer, with no limitations or restrictions placed on that choice. How you choose to maximize the performance of your computer is entirely up to you.

Reviews of Freespire

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    servimo

    Reviewing 2.0.8 (Dec 3, 2007)

    I am trying to download it using BitTorrent but no seeds for three days. What is happen?

  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    godofthunder

    Reviewing 2.0.6 (Oct 17, 2007)

    Its Ok, kinda like UBUNTU.

    but please don't rate a linux product on how it looks, save that for the KDE or Gnome sections.

    You guys should take a look at DesktopBSD or Free BSD with KDE. Just google it, i aint adding a link cause I aint no fanboy or B&$#t rep making a buck.

    I didnt really think there was an operating system that had a community of users as big as linux, that considered linux and its variants inferior, as the linux community and its users regard windows as inferior.

    For linux, stick with Ubuntu. Otherwise if you hate windows go with a BSD derivative. End of story.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    ochentay4

    Reviewing 2.0.6 (Oct 16, 2007)

    Very userfriendly, specially for ENGLISH users.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0 Alpha 2U (1.2.49) (Mar 26, 2007)

    I'm an Ubuntu guy, but I installed it today (which took about 8 minutes!) and it really is the best of both worlds. The overall system is quicker to setup with Freespire than Ubuntu (not knocking Ubuntu), mainly because I can find drivers for my both monitor and videocard rather than on what is given to me. Except for the taskbar, the "look" is really more like Xandros, and for a Linux n00b like me, it's stupid-proof.

    Freespire and Ubuntu are working together on normalizing installations, so later this year, these two Linux distros should reign. And Freespire will be just as popular as Ubuntu within a year I bet.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.0.13 (Aug 31, 2006)

    Well, WE at least mentioned the software at hand.

    Anyway, they've now announced that the CNR service (basic) will be free from here on out. (used to be $20) Very nice, especially with the upcoming CNR software being open sourced. This distro's looking better and better for those looking for a Windows alternative.

    I still take a point off for lingering root security issues. (It's still relatively-secure, just not as secure as other distributions.)

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