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 







Boot Repair 

Full UEFI support 

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


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 
Boot Repair 
Full UEFI support 
Microsoft Powershell 7.1.1 
Synaptic Package Manager 
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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or if you have bandwidth limits, you can purchase a physical copy.

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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 
Onlyoffice 6.1.0 
ice SSB 6.0.4 
Thunar folder sharing 
Samba 4 

 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

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

SolarWinds Orion Threat

There have been multiple reports from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) about the fact that malicious threats and foreign actors have been exploiting vulnerabilities in SolarWinds Orion products, primarily by leveraging the Sunburst malware. SolarWinds Orion is a monitoring solution. 

PC/OpenSystems, being a Linux and Enterprise Linux solution distributor; does not now, nor have we ever used any SolarWinds products as we do not use any Microsoft Windows platforms in any of its incarnations in any kind of managerial capacity. Windows 10 in our infrastructure is used in isolated Virtual Machine environments for testing purposes only. As a result, our customers’ information is not vulnerable to these exploits. 

We advise our enterprise customers who may be using the SolarWinds Orion platform to review and implement available firewall updates and rules to keep your systems secure. PC/OpenSystems LLC will continue to assist in assessing the overall security of your Information Technology infrastructure.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Linspire 9.5 released



Today the PC/Opensystems Enterprise development team is pleased to announce the final release of the Linspire 9.0 series, version 9.5. This is a comprehensive release update that will conclude the 9.0 series for the long term. V 9.5 utilizes the XFCE desktop setup to offer a more stable, traditional, intuitive desktop experience to users whose systems may be unable to run Windows 10 effectively / efficiently. For current Linspire users this release offers full security, kernel and graphics drivers updates. 

While an incremental release, v 9.5 is an important, full-featured release; Linspire customers can rest assured that their investment will be protected far into the future. Linspire is the ultimate desktop Linux solution. Whether it is the 100% compatible Microsoft Office alternative, the high grade security and safer computing solution, or the perfect platform for Linux gaming. Linspire is Linux computing for the masses. 


Features included are : 

  • Full Xfce GUI System – version 4.14 LTS 
  • Kernel 5.4.0-54 
  • Rhythmbox 
  • VLC 
  • OnlyOffice 6.0.2 
  • Kpatience 
  • Kolourpaint 
  • Firefox ESR 78.5 
  • Software Center for easy application installation 
  • Full multimedia playback through licenced codecs 
  • Remote Administration capability 
  • Samba 
  • .NET Core 5.0
  • Microsoft Powershell 
  • Wine and Proton support 

Minimum System requirements:

  • 1ghz or faster 64 bit CPU
  • 2 gb of RAM
  • 10 gb Unallocated Disk Space
  • 800x600 or higher display resolution
  • keyboard, mouse or touch input


Buyers of Linspire 9.5 entitles the buyer to 12 months of free upgrades, e-mail and phone support. The download edition or boxed sets can be purchased here


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