SAN DIEGO and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Versora and
Linspire, Inc. today announced the release of Versora's Progression Desktop
for Linspire. This easy-to-use migration tool allows users to transfer
e-mail, files and settings from their Windows machine to a Linux machine,
moving critical data, application settings, e-mail, calendar entries, contact
lists, desktop settings and directory structures via a
"Click-Next-Next-Finished" interface. Progression Desktop, which will be
normally priced at $29.95, is available to Linspire CNR subscribers for a
special introductory price of $14.95 and to CNR Gold subscribers for $9.95
through January 31, 2006. For more information about Progression Desktop for
Linspire, please visit www.linspire.com/versora.
"Combined with Versora's Progression Desktop, Linspire's easy-to-use
operating system is the perfect replacement for Windows," said Mike Sheffey,
CEO of Versora. "Progression Desktop allows consumers to quickly and easily
replicate their Windows environment onto Linspire Linux without missing a
Using Versora Progression Desktop makes setting up a Linux computer easy.
Information from Windows XP programs such as Microsoft Outlook are moved to
the equivalent Linux application (such as Mozilla's Thunderbird or Evolution).
Similarly, it will migrate a user's settings from Internet Explorer to the
Firefox Internet browser, Microsoft Word files to OpenOffice.org, or Instant
Messenger buddy lists to the Linux IM client Gaim. For a full list of
migration applications and their Linux equivalents, go to
"People don't want to recreate their files and settings or risk losing
them altogether -- it's one of the most common reasons people are hesitant to
switch from Windows to desktop Linux," said Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire,
Inc. "Other migration tools exist, but they're often hard to use. Versora's
Progression Desktop makes transferring files and settings an easy
process -- and removes a huge barrier of entry for new desktop Linux users."
Progression Desktop will be available via the CNR Warehouse, an innovative
software library available to Linspire users for downloading and installing
software programs with one click. Purchasing Progression Desktop gives users
the software they need for both their Windows and Linux machines. Once the
Versora software is installed on Windows, it walks the user through simple
steps to create the migration file. Once the Versora software is loaded on
Linspire and the migration file is saved, the files and settings are
automatically integrated into the corresponding programs, which are selected
by the user.
Versora Progression Desktop Features
* Windows-to-Linspire automated migration of data, system and application
* Easy-to-use "Click-Next-Next-Finished" interface
* Migrate e-mail, contacts and calendar entries from Microsoft
Outlook/Outlook Express to Evolution, KMail, Mozilla or Thunderbird
* Migrate wallpaper, screen saver, keyboard settings, mouse settings and
* Migrate AOL Instant Messenger lists and settings to Gaim or Kopete
* Migrate Microsoft Office files and settings to OpenOffice.org
* Migrate Microsoft Internet Explorer bookmarks, history and settings to
Mozilla, Firefox or Konqueror
* Migrate any or all files or folders mapped to any location
Pricing and Availability
Versora's Progression Desktop for Linspire is now available from Linspire
at www.linspire.com/versora. As an introductory special, the software is
available to CNR subscribers for $14.95 and CNR Gold subscribers for $9.95
until January 31, 2006. After January 31, 2006, pricing for CNR subscribers
will be $29.95 and $24.95 for CNR Gold subscribers.
Versora is a leading provider of Windows to Linux migration solutions.
Versora offers software and professional services that enable and accelerate
enterprise Linux adoption. Solutions that Versora offer include Linux mail
and collaboration migration from Microsoft Exchange servers, Linux database
migration from Microsoft SQL servers, Apache web server migration from
Microsoft IIS web servers, and Windows to Linux desktop migration. For more
information about Versora, visit www.versora.com.
About Linspire, Inc.
Linspire, Inc. (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 pioneered CNR ("click and
run") Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software
programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse
click. The more than 2,400 software titles available in the CNR Warehouse
(www.linspire.com/cnr) include full office and productivity suites, games,
multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.
Linspire, Linspire Five-0, CNR, and CNR Warehouse are trademarks of
Linspire, Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
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