Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
- XFCE Desktop 4.16
- Kernel 5.4.0-80
- Google Chrome 92
- DuckDuckGo set as the default search engine and homepage
- Ice SSB
- Geary Mail Client
- Caja is now the default file manager (Thunar is still in the base install)
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Sunday, May 9, 2021
Today we’re releasing Freespire 7.5. While incremental, it does incorporate some important OS fixes to version 7.0 which we will detail. Freespire, for those not in the know, is the open source equivalent of Linspire and Xandros, but with strictly libre / open source components. There are no proprietary code or codecs included with Freespire; the team tries to adhere as closely as possible the definition of free software.
Some of the patches implemented :
FIXED: XFCE has been upgraded to the latest release with all patches implemented
FIXED: Kernel 5.4 has been upgraded to the latest version
FIXED Air Pod support has been improved
The distribution includes :
Plus several other security updates. You can download the ISO from here.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Today the PC/OpenSystems Open Source dev team is announcing our Freespire 7.1 public release. While an incremental release, this version is still packed full of user-facing improvements and kernel-level updates. Freespire is our free and open source distribution that you are free to download, redistribute and install on as many systems as you would like; it continues our tradition of offering the #1 open source desktop to the masses.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Today we are launching the winter fundraiser for Freespire. Freespire being an open source project relies on donations and outside funds from users and supporters. DONATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT APPRECIATED
When you donate to the project you help with
- Replacing old and damaged equipment
- Domain Renewal
- Paying our volunteer developers
You are not required to donate a certain amount and any donation is appreciated.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Today our internal development team is pleased to announce the release of Freespire 7.0, a major update to Freespire which brings the codebase to the latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Once again, PC/OpenSystems has worked diligently to bring you the best, most meticulously designed and engineered FOSS desktop on the market today. Freespire is the community-supported base from which Linspire is built and aims to bring the best, and only the best, open source has to offer to its users, featuring an intuitive interface with the expressed intent of increased productivity.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Freespire is the community-supported base from which Linspire is built and aims to bring the best, and only the best, open source has to offer, along with an intuitive interface designed for productivity. The Freespire 6.x series will be the last one featuring the 18.04 LTS codebase; Freespire 7 will be based on the next 20.04 LTS code and kernel.
Features included in Freespire 6.0.3 :
Chromium Browser 83
Parole Media Player
These are only some of the changes. Overall there have been over 200 updates applied to the core system.
One of the biggest changes is the removal of SNAPD and snaps from our distributions, Linspire included, going forward. From now on we will include Flatpak as a replacement for SNAP due to privacy concern issues with SNAP.
You can download Freespire 6.0.3 from here
If you have limited bandwidth or would like to purchase a boxed copy of Freespire 6.0.3 you can do that here as well.