Freespire 2.0 is built on Ubuntu 7.04 with proprietary software
But that doesn't mean Freespire will look or act just like Ubuntu. Freespire 2.0 uses the KDE desktop, which looks a bit more like the Windows and Mac desktop interfaces. Of course, you can also install Kubuntu, a version of Ubuntu that uses KDE, but Freespire's got a few other tricks up its sleeve:
- Proprietary software like Java, Flash, and Adobe Acrobat are included.
- Proprietary drivers are included for graphics, WiFi cards and other hardware.
- Proprietary codecs for listening to MP3s, Windows Media, and other file formats are included
- The CNR Plugin provides free access to open source and commercial software.