Linux has lengthy been described as the best choice for Windows customers whose computer systems are getting slower after upgrading to a more recent model, and now Linspire is particularly attempting to persuade these individuals to make the swap.

Linspire 8.7 is now out there as an replace to Linspire 8.5 and makes use of the Mate desktop in an try and make the desktop expertise as acquainted as doable for these coming from Windows 7 and Windows 10.

One of the explanations many Windows 7 customers resolve to stay with Microsoft’s working system and improve to Windows 10 is the acquainted desktop, so with this method, the PC/Opensystems Enterprise growth staff hopes it may possibly persuade extra individuals to maneuver to the Linux world.

“Spartan however very fulll-featured, MATE presents a path ahead for Windows 7 customers whose methods could also be unable to run Windows 10 successfully / effectively. For present Linspire customers this launch presents full safety, kernel and graphics drivers updates; for customers of our KDE desktop merely replace your methods utilizing your most popular methodology,” the staff explains.

Available with a $29.99 price

Linspire 8.7 makes use of MATE 1.20.1 and the LTS Server kernel 5.3.0-40, whereas additionally being outfitted with apps that might make the transition from Windows to Linux even simpler, together with Google Chrome, Skype, Microsoft PowerShell, VLC, and OnlyOffice.

Linspire doesn’t include a free license for brand spanking new customers. A one-year license with self help is on the market for $29.99, whereas 12 months of help subscriptions will increase the value to $59.99.

“When you buy Linspire 8.7 you get 12 months of free upgrades, e-mail, and telephone help,” the event staff explains.

In the meantime, Windows 7 stays one well-liked working system whose market share decreases relatively sluggish. According to third-party knowledge offered by NetMarketShare, Windows 7’s market share fell from 25.56% in January to 25.20% in February.