OSNews: Review: Freespire 1.0

“In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee’s
laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends–adware,
trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at
least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my
best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their
limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups
and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I
was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand,
installing a different operating system that is a bit more
impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed…”


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