I'm not sure how you could consider the fact that a Linux distribution isn't a Microsoft Windows release cause for a "but". If your only purpose is to run software designed for MS Windows, you should stick with MS Windows. If you want a stable, secure platform that has software of its own, however, you might want to look elsewhere.
Your problem wasn't software support on Linspire. Your problem was looking for MS Windows software support somewhere other than MS Windows.
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