Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire 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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Review: Freespire 1.0
by jdoyle on Tue 24th Oct 2006 15:17 UTC
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"Second, Microsoft Office would not run. I was faced with having to reinstall it to get it to run with Wine."

Where did you get the idea that Freespire could run Windows apps natively? Compatibility with Microsoft file formats is not the same thing as compatibility with Windows applications.

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