One of the matters to have been making news later this week is word of the Italian branch of Linspire offering up free Beta access to Linspire v5.1. While this is only for the Beta program, the American branch of Linspire doesn't appear to be offering up the same access -- at least as of this writing. More information on Linspire Italiano is available here. We are going to be delivering Linspire v5.1 Beta screenshots this weekend but we have just finished up with a fresh installation of this formerly Lindows distribution. There aren't many facial changes to note with this 5.1 release compared against 5.0, but we have a few images today from the Installer interface.
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