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 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Wood MAVERICK Public Relations for TransGaming Technologies Inc. 416-640-5525 ext. 243 email@example.com
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