Today we are going to tell you about a very old Linux Distro. You must have heard this name i.e. Lindows. Someone tried to make a linux based Windows OS. It was a strategic step to cash the name of Microsoft’s popular OS. But due to the name, Microsoft has killed the OS by the legal systems.
Lindows Suffers a lot on it’s Name
Now after all the events, it came back again with a new name “Linspire”. After the legal actions, Lindows gone from the spotlight. Without a good name, it is not easy to come in the world of so many Linux distros. The project was re-started in 2008, but was shutdown by the then owner Mr. Xandros. Now in 2018, it came back as FreeSpire 3.0 & Linspire 7.0.
Then renamed as FreeSpire & Linspire
The development team of Opensystems LLC has announced the Freespire 3.0 & Linspire 7.0. There are many similarities in both of them i.e. kernel & common utilities. The user base is different in both.
FreeSpire is an open source distribution for general linux community where all the open source components are available & no proprietary applications. But this is not limitation, as users of FreeSpire can install anything they want to with the use of our software center and extensive repositories,they wish.
Linspire is a commercial release which is made by FreeSpire foundation. It has no proprietary software for a student, researchers and developers. It is made to utilize cloud based web applications & other legacy software from our Debian or Ubuntu’s repositories.
Features of Freespire 3.0
Firefox Quantum Web Browser
Geary e-mail client
Parole Media Player
Pinta Graphics tool
Features of Linspire 7.0
Thunderbird e-mail with Calender,
MS Exchange and Google Sync
VLC Media Player
VirtualBox Virtual Machine
XFS, JFS, ZFS, BTRFS support
.NET Core support
ClamAV Virus Scanner
Intrusion Detection System
Integrated Build Environment
Linspire 6.0 and Freespire 3.0: Commercial and Free releases
If you are installing FreeSpire, then download from here.Linspire will cost you $79 which includes one year support of phone & e-mail. The other feature will be
Custom ISO generation
On-Site setup and auditing services
Free Upgrade to major releases
10 percent off of all hardware purchases
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