Freespire... (LOL)

Chanchao custom at
Thu Oct 19 03:16:50 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 13:58 +0200, Daniel Holbach wrote:

> > I think it would do potential users a favor, noting that freespire
> > hardware detection/support is not up to par.
> If you really do and really want to be productive in any way, file a bug
> report at Freespire's bugtracker.

I would if it was just few or minor things for a distro I had faith in,
then I would put in the time to do detailed reporting.  Like for that
same notebook that basically wasn't supported by Freespire, I DID enter
a full compatibility report in Ubuntu's wiki, noting the things that
needed something extra to get to work.  (Which were very minor things
btw, such as the n-in-one card reader)

( That report is here: )

So I could recommend it very highly for Ubuntu, given that it costs
about 600 US$ for a light weight, widescreen 1280x768 notebook.  Had I
tried the Freespire Live CD to test if the thing supported Linux then I
would probably decided against buying it...)  Ubuntu however supports it
right down to automatically mapping Firefox and Evolution to the custom
'Internet' and 'Mail' keys on the thing, configuring
battery/power/performance settings, etc. 


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