CNR.com Announces Support For Linux Mint Operating System Free One-click Software Delivery Service Expands Support To Its 5th Linux

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    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 publishers@cnr.com.
 
     About 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. 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.
 
     About Linspire
 
     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: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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