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Anyone going to try Freespire Beta?

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waylandbill's picture
Joined: 2006-07-13

I don't know if I'm going to try it. I'm pretty happy with Kubuntu. I was just curious if anyone else plans on trying it out and if you are, will you be trying the completely free version or the one with proprietary files installed?

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04
I didn't really think about

I didn't really think about trying it so no I couldn't say I'm planning it.

I generally dislike Linspire for its inclusion of proprietary stuff, but if Freespire is really all Free Software that might be worth at least a try. Otherwise, I'm not interested.

There's really lots of other interesting stuff out there pretty much outways Linspire and Freespire for me, and I'm personally happy with Arch. Smiling

StevenBrady's picture
Joined: 2006-06-09
I started playing with

I started playing with Freespire this evening. Other than graphics, I'm unsure what's changed from Linspire. I guess I could find a changelog, but I have yet to.

The CNR service is nice for purchasing software, and tracking what you've installed, but it's slow and the repository has always been out of date.

I think it's great for someone new switching to Linux, but anyone with experience won't use it for very long. That being said, I am playing with it, and I'll let you know my conclusions of Freespire.

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