First look: Freespire

Posted by dcparris on Jul 28, 2006 11:22 AM EDT
Linux.com; By Nathan Willis
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Freespire is the free offshoot of the proprietary Linspire Linux distribution, formerly an outside effort, but now produced by the company itself. The first beta release is available through the Freespire Web site, both as a CD-sized burnable ISO image and as a VMware Virtual Appliance. Despite its youth and inexperience, it already exhibits considerable polish.

Note that Linspire is offering a means to use non-free multi-media codecs, and hasn't really done much to provide or support free codecs that everyone can use.

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