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DistroWatch.com: Linspire

Linspire

Last Update: Friday 21 June 2013 06:02 GMT


Linspire is a full-featured operating system (based on Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu) like Microsoft Windows XP or Apple Mac OS X. Linspire offers the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a Windows environment. In addition, Linspire features exclusive Click-N-Run (CNR) technology that makes installing software on Linspire fast and easy. Note: Linspire was acquired by Xandros Inc. in July 2008 and discontinued as a Linux distribution shortly afterwards.


Linspire Summary
Distribution Linspire Desktop and Laptop Linux
Home Page http://www.linspire.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.linspire.com/
LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://help.linspire.com/cgi-bin/linspire.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
Screenshots http://www.linspire.com/products_linspire_whatis.php LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors LinspireLive! via BitTorrent
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 6.0: Linux.com
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4.5: Small Business ComputingLinux JournalOSNewsOSNewsOSNewsOSNewsLinux.comOSNews
4.0: OSNewsGameSpy.comLinux.com (Japanese) • The InquirerMSNBC • 3.0: Open for BusinessOSNews
2.0: MSNBCOSNews
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0
Release Date 2007/10/10 2006/04/21 2005/03/16 2003/12/16 2003/06/24 2002/11/18
Price (US$) 50 50 50 50 50 129
CDs 1 2 2 2 2 2
Free Download -- -- -- -- -- --
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite GNOME Office, KOffice, OpenOffice GNOME Office, KOffice, OpenOffice GNOME Office, KOffice, OpenOffice KOffice, OpenOffice, StarOffice KOffice, OpenOffice, StarOffice KOffice, OpenOffice, StarOffice
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems   ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS
Multilingual   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- -- -- jp jp --
Package 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0
abiword (3.0.0) 2.4.6 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 1.0.2
alsa-lib (1.0.27.2) 1.0.13 1.0.9b 1.0.6 0.9.8 0.9.2 0.9.0beta12
ati-driver (13.251) 8.34.8 -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.3) 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05a 2.05a
bind (9.9.5) 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4 8.3.4 8.3.4 8.3.3
chromium (34.0.1847.116)            
cups (1.7.2) 1.2.8 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.19 1.1.14
dhcp (4.3.0) 3.0.4 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.42.9) 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.32 1.32 1.27
firefox (28.0) 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.1 1.0      
freetype (2.5.3) 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.4  
gcc (4.8.2) 4.1.2 3.4.3 3.3.5 2.95.4 2.95.4 2.95.4
gimp (2.8.10) 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.0.6 1.3.14 1.3.14 1.2.3
glibc (2.19) 2.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5
gnome-shell (3.12.1)            
gnucash (2.6.3) 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.9 1.8.3 1.8.3 1.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.14) 1.7.8 1.6.2 1.4.0 1.0.9 1.0.9 1.0.8
grub (2.00) 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.91
gtk+ (3.12.1) 2.10.11 2.6.10 2.4.13 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.2
httpd (2.4.9) 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.52 2.0.44 2.0.44  
inkscape (0.48.4) 0.45 0.43 0.41 -- -- --
k3b (2.0.2) 1.0 0.12.7 0.11.17 0.8 0.8  
kdelibs (4.13.0) 3.5.6 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1
kmod (17)            
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.18.0 2.8.0 2.8.0 2.2.3 2.2.1 --
libreoffice (4.2.3) 2.2.0 2.0.1 1.1.3 1.0.3 1.0.3 1.0.1
Package 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0
linux (3.14.1) 2.6.20 2.6.14 2.6.10 2.4.23 2.4.20 2.4.19
lxde-common (0.5.5)            
mariadb (10.0.10)            
mate-desktop (1.8.0)            
MesaLib (10.1.0)            
mysql (5.6.17) 5.0.38 4.0.22 4.0.22 3.23.52 3.23.52 3.23.49
nautilus (3.12.0) 2.18.1 2.11.2 2.8.2 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6
NVIDIA (334.21) 1.0-9631          
openbox (3.5.2)            
openjdk (7u40)            
openssh (6.6p1) 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.4p1
openssl (1.0.1g) 0.9.8c 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7a 0.9.7 0.9.6c
perl (5.18.2) 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.1 5.6.1 5.6.1
php (5.5.11) 5.2.1 4.3.9 4.3.9 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.2
postfix (2.11.0) 2.3.8 2.1.5 2.1.5 1.1.11 1.1.11 1.1.11
postgresql (9.3.4) -- 7.4.6 7.4.6 7.2.1 7.2.1 7.2.1
Python (3.4.0) 2.5.1 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.3
qt (5.2.1) 3.3.8 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.0.5 3.0.3
samba (4.1.7) 3.0.24 3.0.9 3.0.9 3.0.0 2.2.3a 2.2.3a
systemd (212)            
thunderbird (24.4.0) 2.0.0.4 1.5 0.9 -- -- --
vim (7.4) 7.0.164 6.3 6.3 6.1.048 6.1.048 6.1
vlc (2.1.4) 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.8.1      
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.3.99.1 4.0.6 4.0.6 3.8.16 3.8.16 3.8.16
xine-lib (1.2.5) 1.1.4 1.1.1 1-rc 1-beta12 1-beta12 0.9.8
xorg-server (1.15.1) 1.2.0 6.9.0 6.8.2 -- -- --

Note: The above table includes packages available separately from CNR.com.


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