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Linspire

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


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.

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 review(s).


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Linspire Summary
Distribution Linspire Desktop and Laptop Linux
Home Page http://www.linspire.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.linspire.com/
Alternative User Forums 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 DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
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
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2.0: MSNBCOSNews
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2007-10-10: Distribution Release: Linspire 6.0
 • 2006-04-23: Distribution Release: Linspire 5.1
 • 2005-05-30: Reviews: Linspire 5.0, the Linux Desktop for the Masses
 • 2005-04-21: Linux Made Easy: Linspire 5.0
 • 2005-04-15: Hacking Linspire 5.0
 • 2005-03-29: Linspire 5.0 Live CD Available for Free Download
 • 2005-03-24: Reviews: Linspire 5.0
 • 2005-03-20: Reviews: First Look at Linspire 5.0
 • 2005-03-16: Distribution Release: Linspire 5.0
 • 2005-02-14: First Look at Linspire 5
 • 2005-01-05: Two Interviews with Linspire's Michael Robertson
 • 2004-04-29: Reviews: Linspire 4.5
 • More Linspire releases...

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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
End Of Life            
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 --
Full Package List   5.1        
Package 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0
abiword (3.0.2) 2.4.6 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 1.0.2
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.13 1.0.9b 1.0.6 0.9.8 0.9.2 0.9.0beta12
ati-driver (16.40) 8.34.8 -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05a 2.05a
bind (9.11.2) 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4 8.3.4 8.3.4 8.3.3
chromium (60.0.3112.101)            
cups (2.2.4) 1.2.8 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.19 1.1.14
dhcp (4.3.6) 3.0.4 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.32 1.32 1.27
firefox (55.0.2) 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.1 1.0      
freetype (2.8) 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.4  
gcc (7.2.0) 4.1.2 3.4.3 3.3.5 2.95.4 2.95.4 2.95.4
gimp (2.8.22) 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.0.6 1.3.14 1.3.14 1.2.3
glibc (2.26) 2.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5
gnome-shell (3.24.3)            
gnucash (2.6.17) 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.9 1.8.3 1.8.3 1.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.7.8 1.6.2 1.4.0 1.0.9 1.0.9 1.0.8
grub (2.02) 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.91
gtk+ (3.22.18) 2.10.11 2.6.10 2.4.13 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.2
httpd (2.4.27) 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.52 2.0.44 2.0.44  
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.45 0.43 0.41 -- -- --
k3b (17.08.0) 1.0 0.12.7 0.11.17 0.8 0.8  
kmod (24)            
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.18.0 2.8.0 2.8.0 2.2.3 2.2.1 --
libreoffice (5.4.0) 2.2.0 2.0.1 1.1.3 1.0.3 1.0.3 1.0.1
linux (4.12.8) 2.6.20 2.6.14 2.6.10 2.4.23 2.4.20 2.4.19
Package 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0
lxde-common (0.99.2)            
mariadb (10.2.7)            
mate-desktop (1.18.0)            
mesa (17.1.6)            
mysql (5.7.19) 5.0.38 4.0.22 4.0.22 3.23.52 3.23.52 3.23.49
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 2.18.1 2.11.2 2.8.2 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6
NVIDIA (384.59) 1.0-9631          
openbox (3.6.1)            
openjdk (8u144)            
openssh (7.5p1) 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.4p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 0.9.8c 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7a 0.9.7 0.9.6c
perl (5.26.0) 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.1 5.6.1 5.6.1
php (7.1.8) 5.2.1 4.3.9 4.3.9 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.2
plasma-desktop (5.10.4)            
postfix (3.2.2) 2.3.8 2.1.5 2.1.5 1.1.11 1.1.11 1.1.11
postgresql (9.6.4) -- 7.4.6 7.4.6 7.2.1 7.2.1 7.2.1
Python (3.6.2) 2.5.1 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.3
qt (5.9.1) 3.3.8 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.0.5 3.0.3
samba (4.6.7) 3.0.24 3.0.9 3.0.9 3.0.0 2.2.3a 2.2.3a
systemd (234)            
thunderbird (52.3.0) 2.0.0.4 1.5 0.9 -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.0.164 6.3 6.3 6.1.048 6.1.048 6.1
vlc (2.2.6) 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.8.1      
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.3.99.1 4.0.6 4.0.6 3.8.16 3.8.16 3.8.16
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.2.0 6.9.0 6.8.2 -- -- --

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Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 2


It's a true shame that Lindows AKA Linspire is no more to me it was the most beautiful operating system that I have ever used.
It's a damn shame that greedy Microsoft suited Linspire.

I will also always remember Richard the CEO of Linspire and what a great man that he was for trying to give us people of the earth an alternative operating system other than Windows.

I sure wished that it could have still been in business but unfortunately it is no more.

The website URL is now owned by someone else in another country either Chinese or Japanese or Korean not sure what language it is but all that I can say is that I truly appreciated at least was given a chance to have gotten to try there OS and there really cool click N' run store that was setup exactly like Google play store but much more better hands down.

Anyway,
I just wanted to throw out here my thoughts and as far as Linspire R.I.P.
WE ALL STILL LOVED YOU AS WELL AS I DID AND WILL FOREVER WILL BE MISSED!..

Sincerely Yours,

Joseph R. Calandra






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