Saturday, June 15, 2019

Linspire 8.0 Maintenance Release 1 RELEASED

Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Linspire 8.0 Maintenance Release 1. MR1 is part of our bi-annual strategy to make sure Linspire is kept as secure as possible for our customers and users. Proving once again, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Linspire is the best commercially supported Linux-based operating system on the market today. With all of the features modern PC users expect from their computing experience, Linspire continues to rise above and shine over all other commercial Linux desktop solutions.

This release also features improvements to Linspire CE and Linspire CE Office 365. Linspire 8.0 MR1 integrates the following upgrades / improvements :

Linux Kernel 4.18.0-18
KDE Plasma 5.12.7
Plays On Linux 4.3.4
Wine 4.0 Stable
LibreOffice 6.4.2
Google Chrome 75
Thunderbird 60.7
VLC Media Player
Amarok Full multimedia codecs

Many more performance and security enhancements under-the-hood will improve your experience, making it smoother and typically hassle-free. You can purchase Linspire 8.0 MR1 below; purchasing Linspire 8.0 MR1 entitles you to free upgrades for the lifetime of the release and 12 months of e-mail support / 6 months of phone support or you can purchase the self-support release and download it from the digital locker today.

Linspire Support License
Install Media
Order Notes

Linspire Download Edition

Monday, May 6, 2019

Linspire 8. MR1 Presale

As everyone knows June 15, 2019, we are launching Linspire 8.0 MR1 which will be the newest release of Linspire for the market.  With that said we are having a presale which means those who purchase it will get the ISO or USB key will have it shipped 1 week before the public release.  We are also offering from today until June 9, 2019,

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Powershell Introduction and Demonstration Linspire 8

Today we published a short introduction and demonstration of Powershell on Linux specifically Linspire 8.0 MR1

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Linspire Enterprise Server 2019 Released

Today the PC / Opensystems development team is pleased to announce the release of Linspire Enterprise server, our high-performance solution to SMB customers who need constant uptime coupled with reliability, scalability, and flexibility. LES 2019 is well suited to web, application, file and print services; it can just as easily be deployed as a thin client server or virtual machine host. The LTS server kernel 4.18 will offer rock-solid for any workload you throw at LES 2019. Linspire Enterprise Server is part of our Linspire Enterprise Services offering which includes Linspire Embedded Desktop and Linspire Community Server.

Features :

Full GUI System – XFCE + DWN Tiling Window Manager
LTS Server Kernel 4.18
Oracle Java 11 Pre-installed
OpenSSH Server and Client
Chrome web application framework
NFS / XFS / JFS / BTRFS / ZFS - exFAT support
 Remote Administration capability
Biometric Services
MongoDB Preinstalled
LDAP Directory services
Microsoft Powershell - Only Enterprise Linux solution to ship PowerShell
Microsoft SQL integration

Certified/tested hardware :

HPE Proliant DL360 / DL380 / DL385 G10
HPE Microserver G10
HPE SGI 8600
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR590 / SR670 / ST550
Lenovo ThinkServer RS160 / TS150
Dell PowerEdge Rack / Tower Servers

For more information about Linspire Enterprise Server please visit the dedicated page and view the datasheet

Linspire Enterprise Server Page

Linspire Enterprise Server Data Sheet (PDF)

 24 months Phone, e-mail, and remote support; on-site repair and deployment services available at additional cost. Contact for details.

Mobile System support is very limited; Linspire Enterprise Server was not designed with laptops, notebooks or tablets in mind - your mileage may vary; features such as Bluetooth, wireless and suspend / resume are unsupported.

PC/OpenSystems also offers Linspire Community Server as a free download with a self-support option. Users who wish to upgrade from Linspire Community Server to Linspire Enterprise Server can do so very easily with minimal interference to their workflow

Pricing : $199.99 USD - single license / $2999.99 USD unlimited site licensing

Linspire HPC Support License
Install Media
Order Notes

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Released

Today the Linspire team is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365. This is an update to our CE Office - by far one of our most popular business releases for 2018. We have worked diligently to thoroughly integrate Microsoft’s web services into this product. Who was this designed for? For our business and education users who rely on Microsoft’s web services in their offices and classrooms.  CE Office 365 offers the standard Microsoft Office online platform married to the stability and security of the Linux desktop.

The systems include:

Google Chrome
KDE Plasma
VLC Player
Full DVD Playback
Office 365 Online launcher

We have worked with many state and educational facilities to verify/certify that Linspire CE does indeed work with their Online and localized web apps; it is fully supported.

The cost of Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 is as follows:

Single user license: $49.99 USD / user
Corporate unlimited user license: $1,500.99 USD

Educational, military and law enforcement discounts are available for the unlimited license. Contact for details.

Linspire CE Office 365
Install Media
Order Notes

Let’s go over some frequently asked questions regarding this distribution.

What is Linspire CE, exactly? 
Linspire CE is a specialized variant developed for the execution of cloud-based applications. It has a smaller disk/memory footprint, making it ideal for lower-end systems, i.e. laptops and Chromebooks. This allows organizations to repurpose older systems into their organizations, extending their hardware refresh cycle.

Can I run standard Linux desktop applications on my system? 
Yes. All standard Linux desktop apps run on this system: Gimp, LibreOffice, Inkscape, Spotify, Dia, Krita, Kdenlive, Audacity etc.

Can I still use Google’s web apps if I choose to?
Yes, all of Google’s online apps are available to mix/match with locally installed applications, if you so desire.

I have specialized QT and GTK based apps that I use in my – will they run on Linspire CE?
Yes. We support all QT / GTK based apps. If you have a legacy program, we will help you migrate it to Linspire CE

Does the Linspire SDK work on Linspire CE? 

If I use Linspire CE can I change to Linspire CE Office 365 free of charge?

Can I dual boot Linspire CE with Windows 10? 
You can, but we don’t support dual boot with Linspire CE out of the box. That’s a deployment that undertaken at your own risk. Caveat emptor.

Can I dual boot Linspire CE with Chrome OS? 
Unknown; untried. Linspire CE and Android-x86_64 is a known, supported and thoroughly tested configuration.

What are the system requirements for Linspire CE? 
As follows: 64 bit processor, 2 GB RAM (4 + GB recommended), 20 GB HDD space. Touch or mouse/keyboard input.

How can I get Linspire CE Office 365? 
When you order Linspire CE Office 365 we deliver that to you on physical media - it is not available as a download option.

What are the support options for Linspire CE Office 365? 
Linspire CE and Linspire CE Office 365 follow the support options usually available for Linspire Server - 2 years of phone, e-mail, remote support for a bi-yearly rate as well as on-site service for an additional fee.

What desktops are available with Linspire CE? 
KDE Plasma 5

Can I order systems with Linspire CE preloaded? 
Yes. We have two systems available, the InspireBook laptop and an AIO desktop system, the InspireStation.

What applications are available with Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365? 
Google Chrome
KDE Plasma
VLC Player
Full DVD Playback
Office 365 Online launcher
Bing Search integration

Friday, January 11, 2019

Linspire and Freespire 2019/2020 Development Roadmap

Today we are releasing the Linspire and Freespire roadmap. This roadmap reflects development efforts and projected release dates.  There may be a few incremental releases to address security flaws, system bugs and functionality.  Every Service pack and incremental release will include a new ISO being issued as well.

February 21, 2019 - Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Edition
April 14, 2019 - Linspire Server 2019
July 14, 2019 - Linspire 8.0 SP1
December 1, 2019 - Linspire 8.0 SP2
December 31, 2019 - Linspire Server 2019 R2
January 15, 2020 - Linspire 9.0 RC1 (Halloween)
June 1, 2020 - Linspire 8.0 SP3
September 10, 2020 - Linspire 9.0 RC2 (Halloween)
October 31, 2020 - Linspire 9.0 RTM (Halloween)
November 1, 2020 - Linspire 8.0 SP4
 December 1, 2020 - Linspire Server 2019 R3

With Freespire our releases are a little different there is a new release every 6 months.

May 5, 2019 - Freespire 4.5
 November 15, 2019 - Freespire 5.0 (Coho)
 May 1, 2020 - Freespire 5.5
 November 27, 2019 - Freespire 6.0 (Lobo)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Linspire 8.0 Released

New year, New Linspire. Today our development team is pleased to bring you Linspire 8.0 - the latest and greatest Linux desktop distribution from PC/OpenSystems LLC showcasing the latest open source technologies to our users. We have toiled diligently over the past year to improve security, stability and functionality in our alternative to Windows 10, ChromeOS and macOS. Linspire 8 offers the choice of a full desktop environment, KDE and Mate are available, bundling productivity, full multimedia playback, audio and video production, games and productivity.

 We have listened to our customer base and preinstalled many applications our users utilize in their daily lives. With Linspire 8.0 there is very little package installation users will have to do after installation. The Minimal install is an ISO that installs a subset containing only a web browser, ideal for users who wish to create and deploy their own desktop systems and customize their application line-up. Linspire CE, Cloud Edition, targets customers who wish to completely embrace a cloud only or hybrid infrastructure - cloud based apps in tandem with locally installed applications. Linspire CE’s flexibility makes it the best-in-breed cloud operating system on the market today.

Linspire 8.0 is a continuation of the first commercial Linux desktop distribution that set the bar for open source desktop computing; it continues to set the bar today.

Linspire 8.0 contains the following features and enhancements

KDE 5.12.7
Mate 1.20.1
18.04.1 LTS Base
Google Chrome
Thunderbird e-mail and PIM suite
LibreOffice 6.1.3
VLC Video Player
Rhythmbox Audio Player
Skype KPatience
KDE Runtime
Microsoft Powershell
.NET Core Runtime
Oracle Java 10

 Full list of applications can be found here 

Linspire CE 8.0 has the following features :

Google Chrome
Geary mail client

Full list of applications can be found here 

 You can purchase Linspire 8.0 and Linspire CE 8.0 from our webstore or below. Purchasing the product entitles you to 12 months of updates in addition to 6 months of phone and e-mail support. Purchasing Linspire 8.0 gets you both the full desktop and minimal install ISO.

Linspire Support License
Install Media
Order Notes

Linspire Download Edition

 For commercial use of Linspire and deployment in your business contact