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 : 

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 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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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Lower Price, Same Linspire

 Hey everyone,

Today we are announcing a reduction in the price of physical media for Linspire.  As of today, November 1st 2020 we are reducing the cost of Linspire physical media to $39.99 USD for 1 license and we have added the most common license needs.

Why are we doing this?  Linspire is a home user operating system and we want to make sure that our users get the most bang for their buck.  

Will we be getting rid of the download edition?  No, the download edition will continue to be $29.99 USD and available

Are you doing this because of lack of sales?  No, we were extremely happy with sales of the $79.99 boxed set.  We are doing this to remain competitive in the market place.  We are extremely pleased with our standing in the home, education and enterprise markets.

Will my current agreement change?  No, you will still get 12 months of free upgrades from the date of purchase.

You can purchase Linspire 9.0 currently from the Webstore or below

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Linspire 9.0 Released

Today our development team is excited to announce the release of Linspire 9.0; packed with a TON of improvements and security updates, this is a major update that we’ve been working hard to get out to our faithful users. The global pandemic has delayed its release, but the development team has worked diligently and meticulously behind-the-scenes over the past few months, fine-tuning every detail of what is widely considered to be the premier Linux desktop on the market today. 

The Linspire 9.0 series will be the last one featuring the 18.04 LTS codebase; upcoming Linspire X will be based on the 20.04 LTS code and kernel. 

 Features included in Linspire 9.0 : 

 Customized XFCE 4.14 desktop 
Kernel 5.4.0 
Google Chrome 84 
Ice SSB 
Thunderbird e-mail with lightning extension 68.8 
OnlyOffice Desktop editors 
All multimedia codecs for full media playback 
Microsoft Powershell 
GTK XFS, JFS, BTRFS support and can be used as installable file systems 

 Linspire Workstation 2019 R2, Linspire CE and Linspire CE Office 365 have all also received the current updates. Shown above are only a small subset of the changes we’ve made; overall there have been 400+ updates applied to the core system. One of the biggest changes is the removal of SNAPD and snaps from our distribution going forward. Due to privacy concerns, Flatpak has been chosen as a secure replacement for SNAP. 

Purchase Linspire 9.0 here either as a digital download or a boxed set.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020


We will be resuming normal operations on July 6, 2020.  

Until such time you will still see some delays in product delivery.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding