Linspire to give away desktop OS for free

Linspire said yesterday that it would give away free copies of its Linux desktop operating system until Sept. 6. Linspire Five-O was launched in March and retails for $49.95.

The company said it decided to give away the software because a package called Freespire has caused confusion in the marketplace. Freespire is comprised of various open-source components taken from the freely available source repository of Linspire.

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