SAN DIEGO, May 8 /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 and web-based software, today announced
the immediate support for the Linux Mint operating system. To gain access
to the free CNR Service, Linux Mint 4.0 users simply install the free CNR
Client that is available at CNR.com. With Linux Mint support, CNR.com now
offers its one-click software delivery service to five of the most popular
Linux distributions available, including Freespire 2.0, Kubuntu 7.04 &
7.10, Linspire 6.0 and Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 & 8.04 (32bit).
"We are excited to introduce the CNR.com service to the growing Linux
Mint user base," stated Larry Kettler, President & CEO of Linspire, Inc.
"With CNR.com we will continue to focus on offering users the best value in
both software and services available in the desktop Linux marketplace."
A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com provides an
easy-to-use online marketplace where users can search for software by
title, popularity, user rating, category and function, regardless of
whether they are desktop Linux or web-based applications. Providing both
free and commercial software, CNR.com offers desktop Linux products from
IBM, Sun, Google, Parallels, CodeWeavers, and more.
"CNR makes it easy to install commercial software and purchase services
which aren't available via the Linux Mint Software Portal or the Debian
package manager," says Clement Lefebvre, Lead Developer at Linux Mint.
"It's a nice addition to the desktop as it provides users with yet another
way to install software and it makes it easy to access more applications.
Support for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa will follow shortly and we're looking
forward to working together with CNR.com to further improve the user
experience on the Linux desktop."
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, and as well as define the specific category the software
should be listed under.
For commercial Linux software publishers and ISVs, there is a free
Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software
products included in CNR.com and have them available for distribution. For
more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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
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.
About Linux Mint
Linux Mint's (http://www.linuxmint.com) purpose is to produce an
elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.
Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it
has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the
market - complete with a custom desktop and menus, several unique
configuration tools, a web-based package installation interface, and a
number of different editions.
For more information please contact:
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SOURCE Linspire, Inc.