A look at the free Freespire OS

Posted on Tuesday, May 02 2006 @ 07:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The TechZone takes a look at Freespire, a no-cost desktop Linux OS.

Freespire is very unique for open source Linux distributions, in that it will allow users the choice to download a version that is 100% open-source OR one that includes proprietary software. Freespire is venturing into new territory by offering a free community Linux operating system that includes the option for legally licensed proprietary software pieces at its core distribution. Without this choice, desktop Linux's market adoption will continue its slow creep toward mainstream acceptance.

You can check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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