My first encounter with Linspire was not that great. Installed quick and easy 🙂 now lets see what it can do. I attempt to AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) it &…. they ask you to purchase some or other software. 🙁 Huh? Is this Linux? That was the first & last time I installed it.
This from Tectonic, another site that feeds my presonalised google homepage
Linspire has announced that it is to release a free version of its Linux distribution in August. Called Freespire, it blends Linspire’s historically consumer desktop that is famous for working “out of the box” with a more open source, community-based approach.
Linspire will be releasing two versions of Freespire, one described as “99% open source” and the second completely open source. Linspire made its name by shunning the ideal of pure open source, opting rather for a system that just works Ã¢â‚¬â€œ whether that requires proprietary software in the mix or not. Now purists can get a taste of Linspire without compromising on their high ideals, and the rest of us get access to the large amount of proprietary software in Linspire’s repository, CNR (Click and Run). And your DVDs will play, too.
Mayhaps I’ll give it another go. Read the Tectonic article, Free+Linspire=Freespire