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Old 09-01-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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free (till 6 september)


"Freespire" was the term Andrew Betts gave to a private project he had been working on. The project comprised various open source components, taken from the freely available source repository for the Linspire operating system. Somehow his project got submitted to distrowatch.com as a bona-fide Linux distribution. Andrew found himself confronted with a great deal of confusion surrounding the project, so he quickly changed the name to avoid further misunderstandings. (You can read more about this project at http://freespire.org.)

The only true "Freespire," would need to be a FREE COPY of the real LINSPIRE. We thought it would be fun, for all of those who were looking at this project to experience a true "Freespire", to give away a free digital copy of Linspire for a few days! This is actually a great way to highlight what it is that makes Linspire special and unique, and different from other Linux distributions.

For the next few days, you can obtain a free digital copy of Linspire by following the instructions below.

Hurry! This truly "free” Linspire offer ends September 6th, 2005!

http://info.linspire.com/freespire/index.html
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:16 AM   #2
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Freespire

Linspire is giving away free copies (usually $49.95) for a short time. Please read teh full explanation here: http://info.linspire.com/freespire/index.html
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:22 AM   #3
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A company that used to call itself Lindows complaining about a someone using the name Freespire? Too funny! Publicity stunt
you think?
Hmm, it's not the click-n-run edition. To bad, was curious to see that in action.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:34 AM   #4
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Ah, another Linspire coupon offer. I have moved this to the Linspire forum as it's about Linspire and previous offers like this are in there.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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Wow , great , I like it
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:07 PM   #6
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Re: free (till 6 september)

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Originally posted by ubuntu2
"Freespire" was the term Andrew Betts gave to a private project he had been working on. The project comprised various open source components, taken from the freely available source repository for the Linspire operating system. Somehow his project got submitted to distrowatch.com as a bona-fide Linux distribution. Andrew found himself confronted with a great deal of confusion surrounding the project, so he quickly changed the name to avoid further misunderstandings. (You can read more about this project at http://freespire.org.)

The only true "Freespire," would need to be a FREE COPY of the real LINSPIRE. We thought it would be fun, for all of those who were looking at this project to experience a true "Freespire", to give away a free digital copy of Linspire for a few days! This is actually a great way to highlight what it is that makes Linspire special and unique, and different from other Linux distributions.

For the next few days, you can obtain a free digital copy of Linspire by following the instructions below.

Hurry! This truly "free” Linspire offer ends September 6th, 2005!

http://info.linspire.com/freespire/index.html
[added] my bad. it is two steps to download the software. i thought there were two ways to download the software. [/added]

pretty cool, but the download instructions can't be followed. there is no "My Products -> CD Downloads" on the left side of my screen.

am i missing something here? i think they must want people to register to download the software.

Last edited by GNewbie; 09-02-2005 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 02:42 PM   #7
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Yea, linspire doesnt want the other project to use the name freespire.... but of course THEY have no problem using it to whore their distro...

Lets say it together"publicity chasers"
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:47 PM   #8
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Downloaded the iso just out of curiousity. Yes, it seems you have to register to get the torrent file.

Last edited by muddywaters; 09-02-2005 at 05:50 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #9
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site has been slashdotted for some time now.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 01:31 PM   #10
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linspire.com's servers are apparently down. they say that they are getting too many hits, but i tried to download at midnight PST last night and the servers were said to be too busy, which i find hard to believe.

i hope i'm eventually able to download this distro. we need a web terminal at work and they are considering using winxp. i would love to have a shot installing linspire instead of winxp to give management an idea of linux's capabilities.
 
  


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