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Thursday, November 06, 2008

We are Living for Eternity Today and Forever!

This is a group whose soul purpose is to journey together through life, by encouraging one another to live for Jesus. We would love for you to join us, and then invite your friends, so that we can become a Facebook force for Jesus!

Horizon North County :: Harvest in the Ranch with Greg Laurie

Harvest in the Ranch August 31 @ 10am and again at 1800...

Krispy Kreme Shows That Every Vote Counts

On Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008, participating Krispy Kreme stores will offer one free star-shaped doughnut with red, white and blue sprinkles to each customer wearing an "I Voted" sticker.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Freespire 2.0 Alpha Based on ubuntu

The latest Freespire 2.0 build (1.2.42) has been released, based on ubuntu core packages. This is Alpha software so beware, but if you have a test machine give it a try...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Freespire 1.0 is here!(stable)

Released on August 7, 2006
Download: Freespire-i386-1.0.13-Install
Version: 1.0.13
Size: 686 MB

Freespire 1.0.13 VMWare Virtual Appliance

Friday, August 04, 2006

Freespire wallpaper contest on deviantART

Now there is a wallpaper contest on deviantART held by Freespire.
The artists is doing a really great job and here is some of the entries.

More contributions can you find here

Article of the contest can you see here

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Freespire release candidate is out!

Release Candidate 1 -- version 1.0.2 is the newest version so far. I am downloading it now so I havent tested it yet. We will come back with some reviews and test results soon.

Try it now (bittorent)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Freespire Wiki released

For a time ago Freespire released their own Wiki.
Go ahead and take a look.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Major differences between Linspire and Freespire

Kevin Carmony states that in the first beta the Major Features planned for this version: Freespire Beta 1 will be very similar to Linspire 5.0, but with the following high-level differences:
  • There will be two versions available:
  1. A "hybrid" version will include proprietary codecs, drivers and software for an enhanced, "out-of-the-box" user experience.
  2. A 100% open source version.
Other interesting differences is: The Freespire default web browser and email client will be based on Firefox and Thunderbird, respectively, not Mozilla.

New "Freespire" wallpapers, icons, themes and other branding in the OS will be included.

Amarok will replace Lsongs as the default audio media player.

Example media files will be in free software formats such as .ogg instead of .mp3.

Kopete will be replacing GAIM, including new Kopete features, such as chat support, which Linspire has contributed to the Kopete project.

Basic developer tools and packages will be included in the OS by default.

All the betas will be build on Marlin with the old KDE kernel 3.3 and Linux Kernel 2.6.14
But Freespire 1.1 (Skipjack)will be build on KDE 3.5 and
New Kernel 2.6.17! At last!
The interesting part with the Skipjack release is that the upcoming Linspire 6.0 will be build on Skipjack!