Il sistema operativo Freespire è la versione open source e gratuita del sistema operativo commerciale Linspire. Contiene molti degli stessi pacchetti software di Linspire ad eccezione del software che richiede l'acquisto di una licenza per la ridistribuzione. Freespire è una distribuzione comunitaria che non contiene codec proprietari, applicazioni o software solo binario. Freespire nella sua gamma di applicazioni NON contiene app che richiedono l'installazione di software proprietario. Freespire richiede un processore x86_64 bit, 4 GB di RAM e almeno un disco rigido da 20 GB per eseguire un ambiente di produttività di base.
Chromium Browser 67
Software Center with SNAP and Flatpak support
You can download Beta 1.1 from our download location
Some changes aside from security updates that have been made are:
New light and dark mode
Kontact replaces Thunderbird
Full Calligra Office suite
You can download the new ISO from our download servers
Some of the more important and visible changes to Freespire 4.0 are:
Updated codebase to Ubuntu 18.04
Stunning visual interface that is familiar to users
Intuitive dark mode for professionals and people who like dark themes
Night Light which adjusts the screen color temperature for night use
Chromium Browser 68
Totem Video Player
All security updates up to August 19, 2018
You can download the current release here
If you have a data cap you can order Freespire 4.0 on physical media for $15.99 USD plus Shipping
You can also donate to the Freespire project which helps us with advertising, domain renewals and replacing aging equipment
Replacing aging equipment
maintaining web properties
You can donate as much as you wish. There is no limit and no minimum.
Freespire 4.5 has the following features and and enhancements:
Chromium Browser 71
Geary e-mail client
A full list of installed applications can be found here
You can download freespire 4.5 free of charge and redistribute as you wish; if you have bandwidth restrictions or prefer installation media you can purchase that here
Freespire 4.5 does NOT contain any proprietary or binary only multimedia codecs, device drivers or applications - users can make the decision to install those pieces themselves if necessary.
If you would like to donate to the Freespire development team to help fund development, replace aging equipment and advertising you can do so here
KDE Plasma 5.12.7
KDE Frameworks version 5.44.0
QT version 5.9.5
Chromium Web Browser
Calligra Office Suite
Discover Software Center
Synaptic Package Manager
Fully community supported by other users and contributors, with an intuitive layout for ease-of-use, Freespire 4.8 is the latest and greatest high-performance desktop distro available, stable as a table and backed by the full scope of Ubuntu / Debian software. Please give it a try!
For those of you that have caps on your data downloads and who want the security of install media rather than downloading an ISO and creating a Live DVD/USB you can purchase a copy of Freespire below.
Today we are launching our Summer Fundraiser for Freespire development. Freespire relies on our users and sponsors to continue to provide this distro. Any contributions are accepted
Our goal was to “trim the fat” on the distribution. Many of our users and customers have told us that Linspire / Freespire as a whole were bloated; so what we did in response was pick “best of breed” applications that added to the overall simplicity of the system. And what if the app you want is not preinstalled? Go to the Software Center and explore its treasure trove of compatible applications.
Freespire 5.0 contains the following enhancements:
Chromium Browser 77
DragonPlayer Video Player
Synaptic Package Manager
Freespire 5.0 does not contain any proprietary, binary-only software. Its source code is available via the Synaptic Package manager. Freespire is free to download and redistribute. You can download it here
If you have limited or metered bandwidth and would like to have install media or to support the distribution you can purchase here as well.
Today is another great day for the Freespire development team, as we announce the release of Freespire 6.0. This release is our FOSS solution, with no binary-only drivers or multimedia codecs included and strictly Libre applications. Freespire is released bi-annually and showcases the best that the open-source community has to offer. Our users enjoy a multitude of different desktops - for this release we are releasing the MATE desktop first; KDE comes next, keep an eye out for it. With Windows 7 at the end of life, many people have PCs which may not be optimal for Windows 10; now is a good time to migrate to one of the most recognized desktop Linux distributions, which is optimized for just these sorts of PCs.
Here’s what’s offered:
Chromium Web Browser
Synaptic Package Manager
Fully community supported by other users and contributors, with an intuitive layout for ease-of-use, Freespire 6.0 is the latest and greatest high-performance desktop distro available, stable as a table and backed by the full scope of Ubuntu / Debian software. Please give it a try! You can download it here:
If you are hindered by data caps you can purchase a bootable USB key here
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.
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.
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.