SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc. and
TransGaming Technologies today announced the release of Cedega for the
Linspire desktop Linux operating system, allowing Linspire users to play
hundreds of popular Windows-format games right out of the box. TransGaming's
innovative Cedega portability technology, combined with the Point2Play
graphical front end, offers equivalent game-play experience and performance,
making it possible for avid Linux gamers to play titles like Half-Life 2,
World of WarCraft and Battlefield 1942 on their machines. The product, which
can be downloaded and installed through Linspire's CNR (click and run)
software library for $44.95 USD, includes one year of access to Cedega plus
regular software updates and membership to TransGaming. For more information
or to purchase Cedega for Linspire, please visit www.linspire.com/Cedega.
"Gamers don't have to choose between Linux and Windows anymore," said
Kevin Carmony, president and CEO of Linspire, Inc. "The release of Cedega
technology for Linspire fills one of the most serious application gaps that
exist for widespread adoption of desktop Linux. The added bonus is that
installation of Point2Play with Cedega is so easy and affordable, you'll be
able to play Windows games on Linspire for less than it would cost to purchase
a Windows system."
Linspire's unique one-click CNR software download tool, paired with
TransGaming's easy-to-use Point2Play GUI interface, means hundreds of Triple-A
rated Windows games will play on desktop Linux with minimal installation.
Users who purchase Cedega for Linspire can download and install the Point2Play
application through the CNR Warehouse. Once installed, Point2Play will
automatically send users through a set-up wizard to configure the Cedega
component, which is installed direct from TransGaming.
"TransGaming's technology helps Linux gamers bridge the gap between the
abundance of games on Windows and the versatility of the Linux operating
system," said Vikas Gupta, president and CEO of TransGaming Technologies.
"Our ongoing relationship with Linspire allows the two companies to play to
each others' strengths as leaders in the desktop Linux market and supply our
customers with the choice they want."
Linspire users will receive a one-year TransGaming subscription upon
purchase of the software through CNR. With this subscription gamers will
benefit from almost instant access to software updates without having to
separately navigate to TransGaming's site. Cedega for Linspire costs
$44.95 USD for CNR Warehouse members and $60 USD for non-CNR members for
one-year access. More information is available at www.linspire.com/Cedega.
In addition to a greatly improved configuration section, easy updating and
an enhanced look and feel, Point2Play with Cedega for Linspire offers quick
navigation to popular TransGaming features such as voting on future game
titles, technical support and the TransGaming games database. Another key
feature of Point2Play is the built-in backwards compatibility with
pre-installed games and previous Cedega versions.
TransGaming is committed to continually updating Cedega, offering users
the best possible gaming experience. Updates will be available to Linspire
subscribers several times per year and frequent releases ensure that the
latest titles are available to the Linux community quickly. For more
information about TransGaming or to view forums and the games database, visit
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 to download and install thousands of
software programs with just one mouse click. The more than 2,000 software
titles available in the CNR Warehouse (www.linspire.com/cnrservice) include
full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo
management software, accounting tools, and more.
About TransGaming Technologies Inc.
TransGaming Technologies is a global leader in the development of software
portability products that allow game developers and publishers to develop
games for one system and deploy them across multiple platforms -- faster,
cheaper and better than anyone else. The platforms supported range from Linux,
Mac to Xbox, PlayStation 2, and next generation devices. TransGaming
Technologies is a registered Microsoft Xbox developer and a licensed Sony
PlayStation 2 developer.
TransGaming's portability technologies have been applied to some of the
hottest franchises and marquis blockbuster titles in the industry including
Buena Vista Interactive's TRON 2.0(R), Electronic Arts'(tm) James Bond
007(tm): Nightfire(tm) and The Sims(tm), Legacy Interactive's Law & Order(tm),
Lucas Arts' Indiana Jones(R) and The Emperor's Tomb(tm), just to name a few.
TransGaming's Linux product, Cedega, supports hundreds of the hottest and most
popular games on Linux, out-of-the-box, including hit titles such as
Battlefield 1942(tm), Battlefield Vietnam(tm), Medal of Honor(tm),
EverQuest(tm), Star Wars Galaxies(tm), World of WarCraft(R), City of Heroes(R)
and many more.
TransGaming has a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada, with
business, strategy, and operational activities conducted at the Toronto,
Canada office. More information about the company can be obtained at
TransGaming, Cedega and Point2Play are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of TransGaming Technologies Inc. in Canada, the United States
and/or other countries. CNR, CNR Technology, CNR Warehouse, and Linspire are
trademarks of Linspire, Inc. All other products, company names, brand names,
trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners.
For more information please contact:
858-587-6700, ext. 263
MAVERICK Public Relations for TransGaming Technologies Inc.
416-640-5525 ext. 243
SOURCE Linspire, Inc.