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Old 07-31-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Freespire RC1

Linspire recently announced a free version of their popular distribution, appropriately called Freespire. Though early in testing, we take a hard look to see if this will be a distro you should be considering.

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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Default About Freespire old packages

It was planned since the start of the project that Freespire would be based on Linspire 5.0 (aka old software, like KDE 3.3) and then, after having a good starting point (Freespire 1.0) to start develop a new version (Freespire 1.1) with all the new software (KDE 3.5.3, kernel 2.6.17 and so on). You can read about that point on http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20060501 (interview to CEO of Linspire) and in the Freespire wiki:
http://wiki.freespire.org/index.php/Freespire_Roadmap

New Freespire 1.1 will be the base for future releases of Linspire.

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info... I even read that interview and it went out one ear apparently. Glad to hear that future versions will use newer applications. I look forward to checking out 1.1.
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