Today, the PC/OpenSystems LLC development team is pleased to announce the release of Linspire 11.5, a fully commercial supported release. With a great application lineup, Linspire remains the #1 desktop Linux distribution for home users. Linspire 11.5 also includes tools and resources to help users switching from legacy operating systems / other LInux distributions.
We have also introduced a new minimal install feature that allows just the web browser and essential system services to be installed for users who just want a PWA platform. Gamers are not forgotten; the Steam Launcher is included in the minimal install for users who want to turn their PC into a dedicated gaming console.
Linspire 11.5 support comes with a 1 year subscription for both phone and e-mail. The self support option, even though focused on the self-sufficient power user, does come with installation support and priority bug submissions. Linspire is released with incremental upgrades and ISO refreshes every 6 to 8 months; new versions will be released every 12 to 16 months.
For security, reliability and long term viability, Linspire is attractive, flexible and well-supported. The distribution includes :
KDE Plasma 5.18.8 - The fast and lean Linux desktop, fully functional and performance enhanced; peerless in terms of speed and user friendliness.
Kernel 5.13.0-35 LTS - Long Term Support kernel designed to stand the test of time.
Flatpak - Alternative package manager to SNAP, the current Ubuntu standard. SNAP has now been disabled by default. SNAP packages will not be able to be installed.
Microsoft Edge 99 - Web browser from Microsoft, built using the Open Source Chromium project, engineered for privacy, web app integration and performance
Kpat - Solitaire game
Knights - Chess game
Steam Launcher - Want to play all your steam games on Linux? We make that extremely simple with the Steam launcher. Being that it is included in the base install you don't have to worry about it removing your desktop environment.
OnlyOffice - Office suite that can handle even the most complex documents and is compatible with Microsoft Office.
DragonPlayer - Multimedia player
Juk - Music Player
PowerShell 7.2 - Alternative shell thats a free/open source project from Microsoft
BTRFS, XFS. JFS. EXT4 - available filesystems for installation
Timeshift - Snapshot utility which allows you to set restore points in case of errors
Audio recorder - Sound recorder.
Balena Etcher - Utility for writing ISO’s to a USB stick
Active Directory integration - Use active directory in your infrastructure? You can add Linspire clients to them
This release also contains many functionality / security updates. You can purchase Linspire 11.5 below. If you need a high performance OS for your enterprise or education facility, Xandros OpenDesktop is designed and engineered for crucial deployments and you can find that here
You can also purchase the digital download here