Last Updated on: 4th June 2023, 12:46 pm
Linspire (previously: LindowsOS) – a commercial operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and later on Ubuntu by Linspire, Inc.
it was focused on ease-of-use and targeting home computer users.
Linspire features exclusive Click-N-Run (CNR) technology that makes installing software on Linspire fast and easy.
Lindows, Inc. was founded in August 2001 by Michael Robertson.
Lindows main claim to fame was its status as the first pre-installed Linux to be sold in Wal-Mart.
On July 1, 2008, Linspire changed the company’s name to Digital Cornerstone, and them was bought by Xandros.
On August 8, 2008, the Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos announced that it was going to revamp community distribution Freespire, basing its next version on Debian instead of Ubuntu, and using it as a precursor for Xandros Desktop Professional.
Both Xandros Desktop Professional and Freespire would be built on a Debian “Lenny” code base.
Linspire was purchased by PC/OpenSystems in 2017 and is available as a commercial distribution, so it is under active development back.
The Linspire screenshot source: Wikipedia.org