Linspire releases Linux upgrade


Linspire releases Linux upgrade

Antony Savvas

Linspire has released the latest version of its Linux desktop operating system which is designed to make Linux easier to operate.

Linspire Five-0 is designed for business, home and school users. Highlights of the software include an improved graphical interface, improved laptop and hardware support including easier Wi-Fi compatibility, web optimisation, and dozens of enhanced software applications.

Michael Robertson, Linspire chief executive, said, "Linspire Five-0 is easy to use, it finally makes Linux practical for anyone - from a Fortune 500 executive to a child researching a school essay."

Linspire Five-0 comes with the application suite, a web browser, e-mail and instant messaging clients, multi-media viewers, photo and music managers, and calendaring tools.

Linspire claims a new install of the operating system "typically takes less than 10 minutes". One criticism of Linux generally is that it can be difficult for non-technical users to install.

Linspire Five-0 is available for download for £28 at

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