Thursday, September 2, 2021

Linspire 10 SP2 Released


Today, the PC/OpenSystems LLC Development team has released Linspire 10 SP 2, a major update which begins a new chapter in Linspire’s story by taking it to the cloud. Linspire streamlines all of Google’s services into the distro; users can create any web app they want, on the fly, using the IceSSB utility which seamlessly turns any web page / web app into a dedicated desktop application utilizing the Chrome/Chromium framework. Which includes 1). full use of audio / video and 2). drag and drop from the Caja file manager. And never fear : all of the applications and resources of the Ubuntu repositories are available as well as installation from traditional Debian/Ubuntu packages, Flatpak and AppImage are available for traditional use cases. The underpinnings of Linspire still support a full-blown Linux desktop experience. 

Play games, watch and listen to all multimedia formats, install a Office-compatible productivity suite and more. PCOS has released cloud-focused operating systems in the past as special or limited releases, but we have wanted to make these changes distribution-wide; we feel that now is this time. Widespread positive user feedback confirmed this shift. When all is said and done, Linspire is the premiere desktop Linux system for both the average PC user who wants their computer “To just work” and the performance-focused power user. 

The distribution includes : 

  • XFCE Desktop or GNOME 3.34 Desktop 
  • Kernel 5.4.0-81
  • Synaptic 
  • Google Chrome 93
  • Ice SSB 
  • Kpatience 
  • Dreamchess 
  • Gmail 
  • Google Docs 
  • Google Calendar 
  •  Google Keep 
  • YouTube 
  • Google Maps 
  • Weather.com 
  • Krita 
  • Rhythmbox 
  • Video Player (Totem) 

 Linspire 10 SP 2 includes several other security and feature updates including a very important kernel update and some urgent Systemd fixes. You can purchase Linspire below. Make sure you designate which desktop you wish to use.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Linspire 10 Service Pack 1 Released


 




 

Happy Birthday America, Today our 24 hr-seven-day-a-week development team is excited to announce the release of Linspire 10 SP1, a complete security and feature fix. All updates-up-to-and-including-July 2nd 2021 are incorporated into this release. 

Roberto J. Dohnert lead developer and system designer for Linspire gave the following statement:  

"Windows 11 is not the only significant update coming this year.  PC/OpenSystems LLC has continued to lead the charge in commercial desktop Linux distributions with Linspire 10 SP1 for our consumers and Xandros OpenDesktop for our Enterprise customers.  With Linspire you dont need a TPM module and you can take FULL advantage of your current hardware investments for years to come."

 The team did envision some major UI changes; in the end, we decided to leave well enough (one of the best, most intuitive Linux desktops available) alone. More or less : the Light theme is enabled by default. More importantly, fixes to several issues have been implemented : 

FIXED 

  • Multiple repeat icons in the system tray 
  • Apple Air Pod connection is more streamlined 
  • New drivers and modules for the 5.4 kernel 
  • USB Wifi adapters no longer connect / disconnect on HP AIO 22 
  • HP Z2 supported more completely 
  • Touch screen support has been greatly improved 

 

Features included : 

  • Customized XFCE / GNOME Desktop 
  • Kernel 5.4.0-77 
  • Google Chrome 91
  • Thunderbird 78.11 
  • OnlyOffice 6.3 
  • Kpatience 
  • DreamChess 
  • VLC 
  • Rhythmbox 
  • KolourPaint 
  • Boot Repair 
  • Full UEFI support 
  • TCSH, CSH, ZSH shells 
  • ZFS Filesystem support 

 

These are only some of the changes; questions regarding any others can be directed to support AT pc-opensystems DOT com Linspire 10 SP1 can be purchased as a digital download; if you have bandwidth constraints, physical copies are available in USB format. Bootable 


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Linspire XFCE 10.1 Released


Today, our development team is excited to announce the release of Linspire XFCE 10.1; while a little late, this major update to our XFCE desktop brings the codebase to the latest secure and stable Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The team has worked extremely hard to make sure this update displays the same outstanding quality as our previous XFCE release. Windows users will find this desktop layout familiar; Linspire users will appreciate the speed and flexibility that XFCE has to offer. 

Features included : 

Customized XFCE Desktop 

Kernel 5.4.0-70 

Firefox ESR 

Thunderbird 78.8 

Kpatience 

DreamChess 

VLC 

Rhytmbox 

KolourPaint 

LibreOffice 

Boot Repair 

Full UEFI support 

TCSH, CSH, ZSH shells are now included due to user requests 

Flatpak 

Software Market 

Full Multimedia Codec support 

DVD and Blu-Ray playback 

SNAP is not included by default, but can be installed from Synaptic These are only some of the changes; questions regarding any others can be directed to support AT pc-opensystems DOT com 

Linspire XFCE 10.1 can be purchased as a digital download or if you have bandwidth constraints, physical copies are available in USB format. 

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Tax Season With Linspire




Tax season is upon us folks and with Linspire, you can now get your taxes completed effectively and efficiently.  This year like with the last 5 years we have worked with Intuit and H&R Block to make sure their customers can prepare their tax returns online with Linspire.  Both applications have been tested with the Linspire 9.5 and Linspire 10 so you can rest assured that all your preparation tasks can be completed.

Our Lead System designer and developer Roberto Dohnert had this to say, " With the complexity of these apps growing more amazing over the years; testing has become just as complex.  We are very proud to work with these companies to make sure desktop Linux works."

If you are still running Windows 7/8/10 on your PC and would like to upgrade you can purchase Linspire here.

If your order the box set over the Digital Download in order notes type "TaxPrep" to ensure 48-hour shipping



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Monday, February 8, 2021

Linspire 10 Released




This weekend, our development team is pleased to announce the release of Linspire 10.0, a major version update brings its codebase to the latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Once again, PC/OS engineers have worked diligently to develop the best, most meticulously designed and engineered FOSS desktop on the market today, intuitive, efficient, ready for your workflow. There have been many changes incorporating features and functionality that elevate Linspire to the forefront of consumer operating systems / mainstream Linux distributions. 

Linspire 10.0 will feature GNOME as its primary desktop; an XFCE spin will be released at a later date. 

Features included in Linspire 10.0 : 

Customized GNOME 3.36 Desktop 
Kernel 5.8.0-41 
Google Chrome 88 
Ice SSB 
Thunderbird 68.12 
Kpatience 
DreamChess 
VLC 
Rhytmbox 
KolourPaint 
LibreOffice 
Boot Repair 
Full UEFI support 
Microsoft Powershell 7.1.1 
Synaptic Package Manager 
Flatpak 
Software Market 
Full Multimedia Codec support DVD and Blu-Ray playback 

SNAP is not included by default, but can be installed from Synaptic.   These are only some of the changes. Questions regarding any other changes can be directed to support AT pc-opensystems DOT com. 

Linspire 10.0 can be purchased as a digital download 

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Linspire 10 Public Beta 1 Release

Today the PC/OpenSystems Development team is pleased to announce the Public beta for release 10, the next chapter in the Linspire story. Along with updated branding and design we have made significant advancements that once again proves - if there was ever any doubt - Linspire is the number one Linux distribution for new, intermediate and power users. Release 10 utilizes the latest LTS from Canonical (20.04) as well as our own improvements to the kernel and application base. Since this is a public beta we do not recommend that it be employed in any type of production environments; for those kind of workloads, our tested and stable release Linspire 9.5.1 is ready and able. Please feel free to submit any and all feedback to : support@pc-opensystems.com 

New features found in Linspire 10: 

Kernel 5.4.0-58 
Native UEFI Booting 
XFCE 4.14 
Dark Mode now the default 
Bash 5 
Google Chrome 87 
Thunderbird + Lightning and Exchange support 68.12 
App Cafe Software Center 
.NET Core 5 
Powershell 7.1.0 
Timeshift system backup and restore 
Gdebi package installer 
Synaptic 
Onlyoffice 6.1.0 
ice SSB 6.0.4 
Thunar folder sharing 
Samba 4 
GUFW 

 Some features have not yet been enabled 

DVD and Blu-Ray playback 
Some multimedia codecs are missing 
5.8 kernel (Public Beta 2)

You can download the Public Beta from here:

LindowsOS Lifetime Insider Program

 Today we are announcing that effective immediately we will be honoring legitimate LindowsOS Lifetime Memberships from Linspire Inc.  Because we have limited information on those purchases there are some caveats to that.

1.  We have already contacted Lifetime members whose information has been  preserved and whose e-mails and contact numbers we have on file.

2.  To restart your LindowsOS lifetime membership if we dont have your information.  You will have to present a legitimate receipt and we will honor it.

3.  If you dont have a receipt and we cannot verify your information you will have to enroll in our new Linspire Lifetime Membership program for $150.99 which entitles you to self support downloads of Linspire.

Contact sales@pc-opensystems.com for more information