Adds Access to Web Software Applications Free One-click Desktop Linux Software Delivery Service Now Provides Access

to Over 4,000 Web-Based Software Programs

    SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of (, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software
 delivery service for desktop Linux software, today announced the immediate
 availability of web-based software applications at As usage trends
 show an increasing demand for web-based applications in daily connected
 lives, provides a single marketplace for users to easily find and
 select software titles from over 4,000 web-based software products.
     "We are seeing a clear merge take place between the desktop Linux
 ecosystem and web-based software," stated Larry Kettler, President & CEO of
 Linspire, Inc. "Adding cloud-based applications to our current CNR
 infrastructure provides users with a greater number of software choices,
 which has always been our mission."
     As the number, variety, and complexity of web-based software continues
 to evolve and grow, so does the opportunity for desktop Linux as browser
 based applications are not OS specific. A free service requiring no
 registration to use, provides an easy-to-use on-line marketplace
 where users can search for software by title, popularity, user rating,
 category and function, regardless of whether they are web-based or desktop
 Linux applications. Users can also select filters that generate advanced
 search results including both Linux and Web software combined, or Linux or
 Web software exclusively.
     "As these two technologies continue to tightly integrate, this will
 produce coextending growth from a standard platform driven by users
 utilizing these new and fast growing web-based offerings," Kettler
 continued. "Adding this category to the marketplace allows users to
 easily find and learn about the latest web-based software, as well as
 discover the desktop Linux software world at the same time."
     In addition, currently provides a number of interactive
 features where users can help contribute and build a community in a web 2.0
 environment. User-developed content through community tools and on-line
 collaboration serves to better the overall experience for everyone who
 comes to in search of software solutions. Most content in
 is generated by the community and includes the capability for users to
 create and edit software product pages by adding screenshots, user reviews,
 product ratings and descriptions, as well as define the specific category
 the software should be listed under. Each product page is a dynamic place
 where valuable information can be exchanged through interactive discussion
 forums and wiki pages. Both the forums and related wiki pages allow the
 community to interact with one another directly, resulting in the ability
 for users to quickly find, collaborate and contribute valuable information
 for each product.
     For commercial Web and Linux software publishers and ISVs,
 provides a free Publisher Program that gives vendors an efficient method of
 offering and distributing their software products. More information about
 the Publisher Program can be found on the "Publish to CNR" tab at
     Although still in beta, the new web site and CNR Service are
 available now so users can start exploring the world of Web and Linux
 software immediately. Additional information about the CNR service and how
 to actively become involved in the CNR Community can be found on the
 "About" tab at
     About is a free one-click software delivery service designed to
 standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing
 and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux
 distributions, both Debian and RPM-based. A free service requiring no
 registration to use, users get the most extensive free resource
 available anywhere for desktop Linux software. Search from tens of
 thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title,
 popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one
 click, install the software right on to your computer.
     About Linspire
     Linspire, Inc. ( was founded in 2001 to bring
 choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product,
 the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based
 operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire also
 pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all Linux software
 through, allowing one-click installation from over 20,000 software
 programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial
 software is available at (
For more information please contact: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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