Some History

Freespire was once a community-run Linux distribution sponsored by Linspire. Freespire was discontinued in 2008. Starting in 2017 Freespire became a free operating system based on Ubuntu and run by PC/OpenSystems LLC. Freespire features the Xfce desktop environment. That’s why I dare to say that Freespire is the resurrection of Linspire.

However, on January 2, 2018, Freespire 3 (a.k.a Linspire 7) is (re)released with new looks and other tweakings under Linux Black Labs (a.k.a PC/OpenSystems LLC) engineering. You might find it as a customized and polished version of Linux 16.04. Which I can say, not bad at all. Considering how many Linux out there that appears “fragile” and not as sleek in design.

But… it’s still not as good looking as elementaryOS (my favourite).

FreespireOS is a 64 bit freely available and OPEN Linux based OS, that is geared towards open source users and developers who want a quality free open OS. It has all the applications users will need for consumption of media and developer tools for those that want to tinker with the system and deploy their own custom software and kernels. With FreespireOS you can host the entire line of legacy applications that may still be in use in your environment as well as facilities for deploying web apps ~

More Improvement on GUI

I’m not a traditional user of Linux who really is a fond of typing whenever I want to install or open everything. I prefer to use a nice looking GUI front-end to do those that tasks. GUI (Graphical User Interface) Front-end is a display where you can monitor, see and understand what your computer is doing. Which we can notice in Deepin OS, Ubuntu 17.10, Zorin and elementaryOS.

Freespire is a community-driven, Debian-based Linux distribution which legally supports (or has one-click access to support): MP3, DVD, Windows Media, QuickTime, Java, Flash, Real, ATI drivers, nVidia drivers, Adobe Acrobat Reader, proprietary WiFi drivers, fonts, and more. ~

Despite of the fact that many icons were “stolen” from Mac (which is a great kill-joy) and some feels out of context (like using running man as an icon for Software Center), Freespire is quite appealing.

This is the first look of Freespire. Mind the exclaimation mark, I’m using Chromebook, and that’s a normal thing when you install an OS other than Chrome OS. Sadly, most of the software in its Software center was not available at the moment. And I had no luck using terminal too (503 service unavailable). I was planning to edit the video using my favorite video editor (on Linux), Pitivi.

You can download Freespire iso here.