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Linspire


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 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: 162 (50), 6 months: 230 (29), 3 months: 226 (27), 4 weeks: 219 (26), 1 week: 218 (26)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 review(s).


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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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...

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 • 2018-01-02 Linspire returns
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amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0       -- -- 8.34.8 -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.1       4.4.18 4.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05a 2.05a bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) --       -- -- 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4 8.3.4 8.3.4 8.3.3 bind (9.18.27)
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cups (2.4.10) 2.4.1       2.2.7 2.1.3 1.2.8 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.19 1.1.14 cups (2.4.10)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1       4.3.5 4.3.3 3.0.4 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
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firefox (128.0) --       -- 57.0.3 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.1 1.0       firefox (128.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1       2.8.1 2.6.1 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.4   freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) --       7.3.0 5.3.1 4.1.2 3.4.3 3.3.5 2.95.4 2.95.4 2.95.4 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) --       2.8.22 -- 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.0.6 1.3.14 1.3.14 1.2.3 gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.35       2.27 2.23 2.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.3.1) 42.9       -- --             gnome-shell (46.3.1)
gnucash (5.8) --       -- -- 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.9 1.8.3 1.8.3 1.6.6 gnucash (5.8)
gnumeric (1.12.57) --       -- -- 1.7.8 1.6.2 1.4.0 1.0.9 1.0.9 1.0.8 gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.06       2.02 2.02beta2 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.91 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 4.6.6       3.22.30 3.18.9 2.10.11 2.6.10 2.4.13 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.2 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.61) --       -- -- 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.52 2.0.44 2.0.44   httpd (2.4.61)
inkscape (1.3.2) --       -- -- 0.45 0.43 0.41 -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.2) --       -- 2.0.3 1.0 0.12.7 0.11.17 0.8 0.8   k3b (24.05.2)
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Package 14-beta1 11.5 10-SP2 9.5 8 7.0-sp1 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) --       -- --             lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) --       -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) --       1.20.1 --             mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.3) 22.2.5       18.0.5 17.2.8             mesa (24.1.3)
mysql (9.0.0) --       -- -- 5.0.38 4.0.22 4.0.22 3.23.52 3.23.52 3.23.49 mysql (9.0.0)
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openbox (3.6.1) --       -- --             openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) --       -- 8u151             openjdk (22)
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perl (5.40.0) 5.34.0       5.26.1 5.22.1 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.1 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.9) --       -- -- 5.2.1 4.3.9 4.3.9 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.2 php (8.3.9)
plasma-desktop (6.1.2) --       -- 5.8.9             plasma-desktop (6.1.2)
postfix (3.9.0) --       -- -- 2.3.8 2.1.5 2.1.5 1.1.11 1.1.11 1.1.11 postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) --       -- -- -- 7.4.6 7.4.6 7.2.1 7.2.1 7.2.1 postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.10.6       2.7.15rc1 2.7.12 2.5.1 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.3 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.2) --       5.9.5 5.6.1 3.3.8 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.0.5 3.0.3 qt (6.7.2)
samba (4.20.2) 4.15.13       4.7.6 4.3.11 3.0.24 3.0.9 3.0.9 3.0.0 2.2.3a 2.2.3a samba (4.20.2)
systemd (256.2) 249.11       237 229 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (256.2)
thunderbird (128.0) --       60.2.1 52.7.0 2.0.0.4 1.5 0.9 -- -- -- thunderbird (128.0)
vim (9.1) 8.2       8.0 7.4 7.0.164 6.3 6.3 6.1.048 6.1.048 6.1 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) --       3.0.4 2.2.8 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.8.1       vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) --       -- --             wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) --       -- 4.12.3 4.3.99.1 4.0.6 4.0.6 3.8.16 3.8.16 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.4       1.19.6 1.18.4 1.2.0 6.9.0 6.8.2 -- -- -- xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 12-beta1
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Date: 2023-02-17
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I tried the 12 Alpha version and found it very good, however the Edge browser was not opening. I installed Chrome but it didn't open either. So I downloaded the Beta 12 version and this issue was resolved well and everything worked perfectly. I installed the distro in multiboot with Windows and Linux Mint and it is running fine on my old comp. Compaq 6000 PRO Intel 3Ghz. The installations of the programs that I use the most, through the software store and via the terminal, were performed without any problems. The distro is very stable, lightweight and fast. Congratulations to the developers for the excellent work. I recommend people try Linspire 12 Public Beta 1.


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