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Linux Forums: Freespire 1.0 Review

Aug 21, 2006, 21:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clement Lefebvre)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"You've probably heard of Lindows, one of the most controversial Linux distributions. Through aggressive marketing and the use of open-source and home-made software they were trying to provide an alternative to Microsoft Windows. After being repeatedly sued by the Redmond firm, they came to arrangement and were paid $20m to change their name. They became Linspire.

"Linspire has never been popular among Linux users. Their releases are not available for free (the digital download costs $50) and they use a lot of proprietary software. In fact, I never tried Linspire. Not only wasn't I willing to pay for something which didn't look as good as other distributions, but I was quite certain I wouldn't like it..."

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