• Home Page, Headlines
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Packages, Package Management
 • Glossary, FAQ, Mobile Site
 • Search, Sitemap
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • CryptoCoin.cc

Linspire RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Linspire

Linspire

Last Update: 2018-04-02 16:13 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. Linspire was later purchased by PC/OpenSystems in 2017 and sold as an Ubuntu-based commercial distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 197 (41), 6 months: 193 (36), 3 months: 186 (35), 4 weeks: 173 (37), 1 week: 182 (36)

Average visitor rating: 8.67/10 from 3 review(s).


Linspire Summary
Distribution Linspire OS
Home Page http://www.linspirelinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://linspire.boards.net/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 7.0: DistroWatch
6.0: Linux.com
5.0: Free-BeesLockergnomeForever For NowInformationWeekTuxmachinesLinuxElectronsRampageMSNBCLinux JournalOSNewsPCWorldOSNewsPhoronixLWN
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)

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...

  Headlines:
 •2018-01-02 Linspire returns
 • More Linspire headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

(Please refer to the table below.)
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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 "plasma-desktop" 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.
Linux Media
Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS$5.95
Debian 9.5.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.11$5.95
Fedora 28$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 19 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 16GB$14.95
Fedora 28 16GB$14.95

Free Shipping on orders over $20
Professional Quality
Click here to visit OSDisc.com now


Advertisement

StickerYou
Create Custom Stickers, Labels, Tattoos and Decals at StickerYou

As a valued partner and proud supporter of DistroWatch, StickerYou is happy to offer a 10% discount on all Custom Stickers, Business Labels, Roll Labels, Vinyl Lettering or Custom Decals. StickerYou is your one-stop shop to make your business stick! Use code DW10 at the checkout page to apply your discount.



Feature 7.0
sp1
6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 Feature
Release Date 2018-04-08 2007-10-10 2006-04-21 2005-03-16 2003-12-16 2003-06-24 2002-11-18 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) 79 50 50 50 50 50 129 Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2100-2200             Image Size (MB)
Free Download -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice GNOME Office, KOffice, OO.o GNOME Office, KOffice, OO.o GNOME Office, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o, StarOffice KOffice, OO.o, StarOffice KOffice, OO.o, StarOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems     ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support   -- -- -- jp jp -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.0   5.1         Full Package List
Package 7.0
sp1
6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- 2.4.6 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 1.0.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0 1.0.13 1.0.9b 1.0.6 0.9.8 0.9.2 0.9.0beta12 alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (18.30) -- 8.34.8 -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05a 2.05a bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4 8.3.4 8.3.4 8.3.3 bind (9.13.3)
chromium (69.0.3497.100) 65.0.3325.181             chromium (69.0.3497.100)
cups (2.2.8) 2.1.3 1.2.8 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.19 1.1.14 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 3.0.4 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.32 1.32 1.27 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0) 57.0.3 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.1 1.0       firefox (62.0)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.4   freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 5.3.1 4.1.2 3.4.3 3.3.5 2.95.4 2.95.4 2.95.4 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) -- 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.0.6 1.3.14 1.3.14 1.2.3 gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.0) --             gnome-shell (3.30.0)
gnucash (3.2) -- 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.9 1.8.3 1.8.3 1.6.6 gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- 1.7.8 1.6.2 1.4.0 1.0.9 1.0.9 1.0.8 gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.91 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9 2.10.11 2.6.10 2.4.13 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.2 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.34) -- 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.52 2.0.44 2.0.44   httpd (2.4.34)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- 0.45 0.43 0.41 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.1) 2.0.3 1.0 0.12.7 0.11.17 0.8 0.8   k3b (18.08.1)
kmod (25) 22             kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1) 3.3.2.1             krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.0.2 2.2.0 2.0.1 1.1.3 1.0.3 1.0.3 1.0.1 libreoffice (6.1.1)
linux (4.18.9) 4.10.0 2.6.20 2.6.14 2.6.10 2.4.23 2.4.20 2.4.19 linux (4.18.9)
Package 7.0
sp1
6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) --             lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.9) --             mariadb (10.3.9)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --             mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.0) 17.2.8             mesa (18.2.0)
mysql (8.0.12) -- 5.0.38 4.0.22 4.0.22 3.23.52 3.23.52 3.23.49 mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.0) -- 2.18.1 2.11.2 2.8.2 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6 nautilus (3.30.0)
NVIDIA (396.54) -- 1.0-9631           NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1) --             openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151             openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) 7.2p2 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.4p1 openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 0.9.8c 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7a 0.9.7 0.9.6c openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.1 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.10) -- 5.2.1 4.3.9 4.3.9 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.2 php (7.2.10)
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) 5.8.9             plasma-desktop (5.13.5)
postfix (3.3.1) -- 2.3.8 2.1.5 2.1.5 1.1.11 1.1.11 1.1.11 postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- -- 7.4.6 7.4.6 7.2.1 7.2.1 7.2.1 postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.12 2.5.1 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.3 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 5.6.1 3.3.8 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.0.5 3.0.3 qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.0) 4.3.11 3.0.24 3.0.9 3.0.9 3.0.0 2.2.3a 2.2.3a samba (4.9.0)
systemd (239) 229             systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.0) 52.7.0 2.0.0.4 1.5 0.9 -- -- -- thunderbird (60.0)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.0.164 6.3 6.3 6.1.048 6.1.048 6.1 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.8 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.8.1       vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.3.99.1 4.0.6 4.0.6 3.8.16 3.8.16 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.18.4 1.2.0 6.9.0 6.8.2 -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.1)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Linspire

Average rating
8.7
from 3 review(s)



What are your thoughts on Linspire?
Please include a few pros and a few cons, along with your overall impression of the operating system.
Our FAQ page has tips on writing a good mini-review.

Version:

Rating:    out of 10

Comments (maximum 2,048 characters):




Past reviews - sort by:

Version: 7.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-02-22
Votes: 0


There are way better Linux payed releases and in the open-source sector. Sorry I'm not impressed.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-07
Votes: 7


Well you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw the news that my old Linux buddy Linspire had been raised from the dead or at least that place where old operating systems go to die!!!

Linspire was the beginning of my romance with Linux, it buffered me a little further way from the terminal command windows but still allowed me to have a safe secure computer environment to surf the web and enjoy my internet safely.

No having to run defraggers or antivirus software, no having to seasonally reinstall a slow lumbering operating system blotted with updates every Tuesday!

The great things is no longer is Linspire running as root, it is built on a very stable version of Ubuntu and its an environment where I can feel happier, my distro-surfing days are through with Linspire on my SSD in my laptop. You can dredge up the past but what does it have to do with the current owners NOTHING!

Thanks guys. I’ve supported their effort and purchased a copy, after running Freespire for a short while. And I happy that I can use Chrome to surf and safely use my laptop for all of my daily activities and not have to use Windows.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 13


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






Was this review helpful? Yes No



Copyright (C) 2001 - 2018 Unsigned Integer Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy. Change privacy settings.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen.

Contact, corrections and suggestions: Jesse Smith
Tips: BTC 1J5s35r7v8L3k2zmr3JmUfydzvdnsiNXm2 • PayPal.me/distrowatchweekly