Lindows is back with Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3


Some of you will remember the famous distribution Lindows, a Linux distro that caused a big mess because of his name already the pretty similar interface it had similar to WindowsThanks to that, he got a great series of criticisms and demands from the people of Microsoft.

In addition to Richard Stallman harshly criticizing this for being a system that required a payment to be distributed and the use of non-free software in it.

Because of this He had no choice but to change his name to the one he adopted by Linspire, although a short time later the project was closed and abandoned to its fate.

Time passed and a new sponsor emerged and PC / OpenSystems LLC decided to resume the project and it is in this way that Linspire was reborn.


For those who do not know Linspire I can tell you that it is about a complete operating system based on Ubuntu and offering the power, stability and the cost savings of Linux with the ease of a Windows-like environment.

LinspireOS is a 64-bit Ubuntu-based and partly Debian-based operating system that is geared towards business, education, and the government worker. It has all the applications that business users will need to work, research, and deploy across very high-end desktop systems.

In addition, Linspire has exclusive Click-N-Run (CNR) technology that makes software installation on the Linspire quick and easy.



This was once a community-managed Linux distribution sponsored by Linspire.

Freespire was discontinued in 2008. As of 2017, Freespire has become a free operating system based on Ubuntu and distributed by PC / OpenSystems LLC. Freespire uses the Xfce desktop.

freespire It is a distribution that is oriented to the Linux community in general, which makes use of only open source components, they do not contain proprietary applications.

But this is not necessarily a limitation, because through an extensive software center and repositories, Freespire users can install any application they want.

What's new in Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3

With this new release of the new versions of these Linux distributions with updated packages and features. The new releases, Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3.0, are based on Ubuntu.

Although both contain core and utilities in common, they target two different user bases.

Freespire is a completely free and open distribution distribution, is licensed under the GNU GPLv2 licenses and a mixture of other licenses such as the BSD License. Some of the software packages included in the repository are licensed under GNU GPLv3.

By his side while Freespire containing the following apps and features:

  • Kernel 4.10.0-42
  • Firefox Quantum Web Browser
  • Geary email client
  • Ice SSB
  • Abiword
  • Gnumeric
  • Parole Media Player
  • Graphics Tool Pinta
  • Font Manager and more.

And while Linspire 7.0 contains the following applications and resources:

  • Kernel 4.10.0-42
  • Google Chrome
  • Thunderbird with Calendar
  • MS Exchange and Google Sync
  • IceSSB, LibreOffice
  • Software Center
  • VLC Media Player
  • Rhythmbox
  • Font manager

It has Wine integration to run some Windows applications, VirtualBox, XFS, JFS, ZFS, BTRFS support, .NET Core support, ClamAV Virus Scanner, Bleachbit, intrusion detection system, and integrated build environment.

How to get Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3.0?

Linspire is a payment systemTherefore If they want to obtain it they do it in exchange for a modest amount of $ 29 USD and if they want to have support for 12 months the fee increases to $ 60 USD. With this, Linspire is a clear example of a mixed software that already has an open and closed source duality in addition to its free and proprietary licenses.

Furthermore, Freespire is the free Linspire alternative which we can get from the following link to be able to test or install it on our computers.

Although if they require it for a commercial environment, it can be improved for a small amount of $ 15 USD.

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  1.   xep said

    linspire ... others like red hat and suse ... and you know that linspire is paid, not so freespire ... but it's more of the same shit
    red hat -> fedora
    suse -> open suse
    they only move the money and leave us the "lite" versions of their operating systems. They tell us that we take their software more stable but most likely we are the laboratory rats and with the experience and bugs reported for free they improve their paid software.


  2.   Gonzalo said

    They wanted to deceive people with their Click-N-Run system that according to them turned Linux into Windows and that's how bad it has gone when people realized that it was still a Linux not a free Windows, nowadays with the Software Center and Snapcraft included in most Linux distributions, no need to pay for a Click-N-Run.

    1.    Javier said

      Free software, neither necessarily nor obligatorily, must be free. Also, they already make an effort to create, develop and maintain it, for less than a fair and affordable payment.