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Author Topic: Freespire  (Read 4184 times)

Astral

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Freespire
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:12:17 PM »

Somebody recommended this distro to me;

http://www.freespire.org/

Has anyone used this or know anything about it? The blurb sounds good, but then so did Suse, I wonder if it lives up to the claims made?
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 05:07:47 PM »

Freespire isn't terribly well thought of in the Linux community, but perhaps that's sour grapes because of its association with the very commercial Linspire, and the fact that it's unashamedly aimed at Windows users. So it's a bit out on a limb in the Linux world, but for the person who just wants to avoid any geeky stuff completely it certainly worth considering. As it's based on Ubuntu it's got a good reliable base.
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 05:45:39 PM »

>So it's a bit out on a limb in the Linux world<

Well I pride myself on my non-conformity so to be shunned by everyone has got to be a bonus! :)
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 06:47:27 PM »

I couldn't possibly comment. :lol:
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 10:50:51 PM »

I thought you'd be pleased to have another member of the Pariahs' Club, Eric. Just think, that would be a 100% increase in membership; quite a feather in your cap! :-X
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 11:07:14 PM »

I really don't know what you mean :lol:
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 11:47:59 PM »

Somebody recommended this distro to me;

http://www.freespire.org/

Has anyone used this or know anything about it? The blurb sounds good, but then so did Suse, I wonder if it lives up to the claims made?

Hi, Did you try this ?.
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Re: Freespire
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 08:13:26 AM »

I haven't tried Freespire yet. The washout of an Easter weekend would have been a good time to give it a go, I suppose.
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