First, I do not work for or have any affiliation with either Freespire and/or Linspire. Secondly, I herd rumours through the Linux world that Freespire contains malware and/or spyware. I can positively state that after testing both distros there is NO malware or spyware in these operating distros. It is my hope that this will put these false rumours to rest. These are both great distros and deserve to be recognised as such.