The new desktop OS features third-party software for many product situations where no open source solutions currently exist, Linspire said. Freespire covers a variety of product categories ranging from MP3 and Java to Wi-Fi and modems, Linspire said.
"Freespire provides a free marketplace for any and all Linux software, including proprietary, open source, free and commercial products," said Kevin Carmony, Linspire CEO, in a statement. "All vendors are free to participate and offer their wares, and buyers are free to choose from the different wares without limitations or restrictions."
A special version of Freespire without proprietary software is also available, Linspire said.