Linspire 7.0 And Freespire 3.0 Released – Lindows is Back with a New Name for Linux Community

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.

Linspire 7.0 And Freespire 3.0 Released
Linspire 7.0 And Freespire 3.0 Released

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

  • Kernel 4.10.0-42
  • Firefox Quantum Web Browser
  • Geary e-mail client
  • Ice SSB
  • Abiword
  • Gnumeric
  • Parole Media Player
  • Pinta Graphics tool
  • Font Manager

Features of Linspire 7.0

  1. Kernel 4.10.0-42
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Thunderbird e-mail with Calender,
  4. MS Exchange and Google Sync
  5. IceSSB
  6. LibreOffice
  7. Software Center
  8. VLC Media Player
  9. Rhythmbox
  10. Font Manager
  11. Wine integration
  12. VirtualBox Virtual Machine
  13.  XFS, JFS, ZFS, BTRFS support
  14. .NET Core support
  15. ClamAV Virus Scanner
  16. Bleachbit
  17. Intrusion Detection System
  18. 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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1 Comment

  1. Johny Jackson
    January 19, 2018

    It’s hard to find educated people for this topic, however, you sound like you know what
    you’re talking about! Thanks

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