Sunday, July 16, 2006

Freespire i386 Beta 0.0.69

I installed Freespire Beta 0.0.69 on a system with a abit IC7-MAX3 motherboard. Everything seems to work fine out of the box. I have been using the L-browser for a few hours and I find it has many of the same functions as the Linspire Internet Suite found in Linspire 5.0 which features include tabbed web browsing, Hot Words, in-line spell checking, and pop-up ad blocking. And like the Linspire Internet Suite, L Browser is compatible with QuickTime, Windows media, Flash, and Java out-of-the-box.
Lphoto is the pre-installed photo management program found in Freespire Beta 1, however I hear it maybe later replaced by Picasa, Google's photo management program. Kopete and AmoroK may  also someday  repalce GAIM and Lsongs respectively.

Things new in Freespire I see new so far:
Users now have the ability to use CNR or apt-get to install software from the CNR Warehouse. For Apt; first run this command in the konsole: apt-get update. Then you can install any package in the repository by running the command: apt-get install “package-name” ( just replace package-name with the name of the program you want to install.)

Autorun has been removed for .exe files, Lsongs, CDs.

I also see there is a utility to allow the user to set or change the DVD region code.

I am still running into many problems with this 0.0.69 build, but its to be expected. Over time I know many of the key problems will be resolved. If you don't have a high speed Internet connection, you can buy a hard Freespire i386 Beta 0.0.69 disk from mad tux


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