Freespire is a community-driven, Linux-based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit. With Freespire, the choice is yours as to what software is installed on your computer, with no limitations or restrictions placed on that choice. How you choose to maximize the performance of your computer is entirely up to you.
- No upgrade path available from Freespire 1.0 or previous versions of Freespire 2.0 Alphas
- During the setup process some text fields may be undersized for entering the machine name and user information. This bug is not present on all systems.
- No CD Eject "3,2,1" Splash when completing install from CD.
- "Configure Network Settings" in Setup Wizard does not function at this time.
Booting & GRUB
- Automatic boot menu management does not always work. Do not install if you are not experienced at repairing Grub configurations and MBRs.
- Alternate OSs may not be detected and listed.
- Create or Modify partition on this computer's hard drive option in grub does not work
- Ksu dialog appears requesting password when attempting to change settings from within the startup wizard.
- Proprietary NVidia and ATI drivers are not automatically installed. This may result in degraded video performance and the loss of 3D support. Manual installation and configuration of these drivers is required for those whom wish to use these drivers.
- Login Manager (kdm).
- Launch menu button
- Miscellaneous icons
- forward-oss is to be considered ALPHA and UNTESTED. This said please provide very detailed bug reports when you find an issue related to this kernel module.
- Network Control Panel has been substitued with KNetworkManager for the time being.
- Firewall configuration, firewall is disabled.
- Modem drivers are not included.
- ISP configuration programs.
- CNR is not supported.
- Bigpond and AOL dialers have not been included.
- Wireless is mostly non-functional out of the box for this release.
- cupsys was broken upstream.
- Menus are not organized.
- K3b will need to be launched as root to burn CDs.
- Nvu is not included in the build, and may not be available in the apt repository.
- apt will suggest to remove the following necessary packages:
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
xfonts-scalable vnc-common jfsutils squashfs-tools xfonts-75dpi reiserfsprogs xfsprogs tightvncserver xfonts-100dpi
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
DO NOT USE 'apt-get autoremove' TO CLEAR THIS WARNING! IT WILL BREAK YOUR INSTALL!
- Many filetypes and mime types are not associated properly to their appropriate plug-ins. If you find such issues, please feel free to report a bug or vote on an existing bug.
- This is a BETA VERSION of Lmail 2.0 which contains a large number of bugs, and we encourage user bug submissions.
- KDM log-in access issue
- Requires Ctrl+Alt+F4 > passwd (set password) > Ctrl+Alt+F7
- Restart Computer via Live CD, reboots w/o ejecting CD
- Minimal ACPI support.
- ALPS touchpads may require manually setting the variable "SHMConfig" to be "on" in xorg.conf.
- No default screen saver defined.