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Re: Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2020-02-24 12:01:31
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If you are tired of distro hopping and want a computing platform that works without drama, check out the latest Freespire Linux release. Freespire, a U.S.-based distribution built on Debian/Ubuntu, is a no-nonsense OS that is uncomplicated to install and use. Freespire is released biannually. Developers on Feb. 11 released the latest MATE edition, the first of two updated versions. KDE will come out soon. Two age-old sayings are apt when it comes to Linux distributions: "Something old is new again," and "What goes around, comes around."


Re: Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
Posted by: gregzeng 2020-04-12 18:53:42 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
So refreshing to see an experienced computer journalist. These are very rare. It was upsetting that you love Grub-2 so much. MATE (its replacement) is OK for me.
Good remembering the many fringe Linux operating systems that are so similar to each other. No other regular Linux columnist seems to know this historical side of Linux.
Each "alternative" to the main stream systems has unique and strange offerings. Generally these are not recognized by most newcomers, especially young inexperienced writers. It takes much experience & insight to notice these unusual developments.
Main streamers like Debian & Ubuntu generally are shy of legal & diplomatic danger areas. The less attentive, more adventurous youngsters "experiment", but often deliberately do not tell us of their "adventures". Only the perceptive can notice these. The minority operating systems often (always?) have these unexpected differences, unannounced.
When the simple people claim that "theme" changes only, they do not known the importance of themes. Most themes do not yet understand visual ergonomics of color, thickness & contrasts. This is so scientific that more research & legalism is required in this area, to improve error minimization, in my professional opinion.

Re: Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
Posted by: Urdrwho 2020-04-03 06:46:26 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
What just happened?

I saw an update to Ubuntu 19.2 and I agreed. After it was finished a restart showed that Ubuntu is on the Grub menu and as it booted I saw the Xbuntu logo. What and where is Freespire?

I'm thinking about re-installing Freespire and going back to 18.04. Maybe?

Re: Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
Posted by: Urdrwho 2020-03-31 05:56:31 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
On one of my computers that I consider a play toy is an Asus T100 notebook. I have Win10 and Mint 19.3 Mate on it. Last week I added another partition to try and Freespire. I give it many thumbs up, looks good and runs fine on that little old Asus.

I find myself using it more than Mint which is a distro that for years has been my main distro.
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