"Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux
distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version
of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution,
and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite
its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings.
"You can boot the Freespire image as a live CD or go straight
into the install. It's always advisable to try the live CD option
first to test hardware compatibility. When you do, the tasteful and
professional silent boot splash whisks you into a short setup setup
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