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Freespire 1.0 - Comments

Wednesday 30th August 2006

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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6. Submitted by JAG, Friday 1st September 2006

CNR is now free...!


7. Submitted by Andy, Friday 1st September 2006

CNR is now free!!

8. Submitted by Pat Heyman, Saturday 2nd September 2006

Your fundamental premise is backwards. Freespire is meant to be a community distribution a la Fedora Core. Thus it is not meant for newbies, but for enthusiasts and developers--people who will give back to the distribution and push it forward. At the same time it is meant to "easy enough" for beginners. So my opinion of Freespire is the opposite of yours--too much shackling and not enough of the freedom that I'm used to with Slack and Arch.

9. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Saturday 2nd September 2006

In response to #8:

On the Freespire website, it clearly states that: "Freespire... [is] easy enough for someone completely new to Linux," which to me includes 'newbies'. While it is true that it is also aimed at enthusiasts, I believe that the primary group that Freespire will appeal to is those relatively new to GNU/Linux.

10. Submitted by Anonymous, Monday 4th September 2006

Just a quick note:

Linspire has recently announced that their CNR package management system will now be free for Freespire and Linspire users.