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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by feedbag on Tue 24th Oct 2006 12:26 UTC
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For what it's worth Linspire has a program that allows anyone who's native language is not represented by Linspire to help and translate the OS so there will be a native version.
I don't really know all of the details since I only know one language but, several folks who've tried Linspire and realized it isn't translated completely for them have gone about doing it themselves and at the same time have gained a pretty good knowledge of the workings of Linux.

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