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TechNewsWorld: Linspire's Freespire Folds In Proprietary Apps

Aug 16, 2006, 18:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Linspire, a company that is aiming to develop a more mainstream version of Linux, has often taken heat for being less open with its software TechNet Security Center: Tools & Guidance to Defend Your Network than other Linux distrubution providers.

"Now, the San Diego-based firm is inviting criticism again, this time by offering a free version of its Linux operating system that includes proprietary drivers and other code intended to deliver better multimedia support. The company launched Freespire 1.0 last week..."

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