Linspire began life as Lindows, which was aimed squarely at converting Windows users. But legal issues with Microsoft cast a cloud on what was otherwise a useful approach to getting users to try Linux. Now Linspire 5.0 is out, and its taking a bit of inspiration from another commercial operating system—Mac OS X.
Version 5.0 has a lot of new features, including a new look and feel, the 2.6.10 kernel, KDE 3.3, Reiser 4 file system, x.org 6.8.2, 802.11g wireless support, new AOL dialer, enhanced firewall, BitTorrent support, and a VPN wizard among other things.
Also included are a couple of new apps modeled somewhat after Apples iLife: Lsongs music manager and the Lphoto photo manager. Linspire also comes bundled with OpenOffice 1.1.3 and a new tutorial player designed to make learning about Linspire easy and fast.
As you can tell theres quite a bit of new stuff in this release.