Now, after more than 10 years since the last Linspire version was released, a new version is here. Actually, PC/OpenSystems LLC, which takes care of the development of Black Lab Linux, has acquired the Linspire trademarks.
Linspire 6.0 and Freespire 3.0: Commercial and Free releases
Even though the new release, Linspire 6.0, remains a commercial product just like the earlier versions, it doesn’t carry forward the older code.
The new release is derived from Ubuntu and includes various software like VLC, Chrome, Wine, etc. It’s an LTS release, which will remain supported until 2025. It also comes with a 12-months email and phone support. The other services offered with the license are custom ISO generation, on-site setup, free upgrade, 10% off on hardware purchases, etc.
In case you’re willing to use reincarnated (kind of) Lindows without spending a penny, there’s another option as well. Freespire 3.0 is a free Linux distro release that doesn’t contain the components that need the license fee. It comes with Firefox Quantum, Parole Media Player, Abiword, Pinta, etc. Freespire 3.0 remains supported until 2021.
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