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Is Freespire Really Free?

“A while back the good folks behind Freespire, the free version
of Linspire, sent me a CD with version 2.0 for me to review. I was
very happy to look at it as Linspire has been a leader in getting
preloaded Linux systems into retail and online outlets, something I
believe is critical for mainstream Linux adoption.

“I knew going in that Freespire was ‘free as in free beer,’ not
an OS that would be considered free by The Free Software Foundation
or most free software advocates…”


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