Migrating From Windows to Linux Simplified With New Versora Software

Easy-to-Use 'Progression Desktop' Allows Users to Transfer E-mail, Files and

Settings From Windows to Linux

Dec 22, 2005, 00:00 ET from Versora from ,Linspire, Inc.

    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
        sound settings
     *  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.
     About Versora
     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.
     For more information, please contact:
     Heather MacKenzie
     Linspire, Inc.
     858-587-6700 x263
     858-587-8095 (Fax)
 Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
 appropriate link.
 Kevin Carmony

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