SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of
CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com), 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 CNR.com. As usage trends
show an increasing demand for web-based applications in daily connected
lives, CNR.com 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, CNR.com 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 CNR.com 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, CNR.com 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 CNR.com in search of software solutions. Most content in CNR.com
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, CNR.com
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 CNR.com 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 CNR.com.
CNR.com 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, CNR.com 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.
Linspire, Inc. (http://www.linspire.com) 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 CNR.com, allowing one-click installation from over 20,000 software
programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial
software is available at CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com).
For more information please contact:
858-587-6700 ext 183
SOURCE Linspire, Inc.