Back to Debian: Freespire returns to Debian Roots

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 8, 2008 6:52 AM EDT
Practical Technology; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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Xandros, the Linux desktop company that supplies Asus with its UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) Linux,, announced that the next generation of Xandros community-driven Linux Freespire 5 will be based on the Debian Linux 5"Lenny" release. Lenny is due to arrive in September. Freespire will follow sometime in the fourth quarter of 2008. After the release of Freespire 5, Xandros will release its commercial Linux distribution, Xandros Desktop Professional 5. This will be built on the Freespire 5 code base with additional commercial software. These commercial programs will be be primarily for enterprise customers.

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