TransGaming Releases Latest Cedega Portability Technology for Linspire Operating System Gamers Able to Play Hundreds of Microsoft Windows Games on Desktop Linux Right

Out of the Box



    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
 www.transgaming.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 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
 www.transgaming.com.
     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:
 
      Heather MacKenzie
      Linspire, Inc.
      858-587-6700, ext. 263
      858-587-8095 Fax
      pr@linspireinc.com
 
      Chris Wood
      MAVERICK Public Relations for TransGaming Technologies Inc.
      416-640-5525 ext. 243
      chrisw@maverickpr.com
 
 

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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