Freespire 2.0.8 for Linux

by Linspire, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (67 votes)

File Details

File Size 667.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 14,221
Publisher Linspire, Inc.
Homepage Freespire

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

servimo

servimo reviewed v2.0.8 on Dec 3, 2007

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

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v2.0.6 on 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.

ochentay4

ochentay4 reviewed v2.0.6 on Oct 16, 2007

Very userfriendly, specially for ENGLISH users.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0 Alpha 2U (1.2.49) on 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.

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v1.0.13 on 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.)

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.0.13 on Aug 16, 2006

Just curious if any of the "reviewers" here have actually used the software & can comment on it?
Seems like all posted reviews are on how it looks or appears to work...

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 26, 2006

Prospero424, I haven't tried Freespire yet but I guess it works like in SimplyMEPIS: everything is on the installation CD and you choose the elements (with one click!) during the installation (some of the are already installed like proprietary audio/video codecs, so you do not have to do anything). You do not have to connect the Internet, use apt-get, etc. Everything practically out of the box.

Forgive me if I am wrong. I am only guessing :-)

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 26, 2006

Looks like a nice KDE distro, but as far as "...provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit", correct me if I"m wrong, but can't you do the same thing with distributions such as Ubuntu simply by adding the right repositories?

As I said: it looks like a nice distro, I just wonder if this is the right thing to advertise as distinguishing this debian-based distribution from any other.

yokozuna - Good point, I just think it would have been more productive to focus on, say, the ease-of-use nature of the CNR client instead.

I'm certainly happy they've released this free alternative to Linspire, though. Good stuff.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 25, 2006

as is with most all distros. looks nice

Avg. Rating 4.5 (67 votes)
Your Rating
servimo

servimo reviewed v2.0.8 on Dec 3, 2007

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

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v2.0.6 on 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.

ochentay4

ochentay4 reviewed v2.0.6 on Oct 16, 2007

Very userfriendly, specially for ENGLISH users.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0 Alpha 2U (1.2.49) on 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.

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v1.0.13 on 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.)

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.0.13 on Aug 16, 2006

Just curious if any of the "reviewers" here have actually used the software & can comment on it?
Seems like all posted reviews are on how it looks or appears to work...

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 26, 2006

Prospero424, I haven't tried Freespire yet but I guess it works like in SimplyMEPIS: everything is on the installation CD and you choose the elements (with one click!) during the installation (some of the are already installed like proprietary audio/video codecs, so you do not have to do anything). You do not have to connect the Internet, use apt-get, etc. Everything practically out of the box.

Forgive me if I am wrong. I am only guessing :-)

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 26, 2006

Looks like a nice KDE distro, but as far as "...provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit", correct me if I"m wrong, but can't you do the same thing with distributions such as Ubuntu simply by adding the right repositories?

As I said: it looks like a nice distro, I just wonder if this is the right thing to advertise as distinguishing this debian-based distribution from any other.

yokozuna - Good point, I just think it would have been more productive to focus on, say, the ease-of-use nature of the CNR client instead.

I'm certainly happy they've released this free alternative to Linspire, though. Good stuff.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.0.76 Beta 2 on Jul 25, 2006

as is with most all distros. looks nice

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