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CNR.com Delivers Linux Users One-Click Cost Effective Virtualization Software From Virtual Bridges

SAN DIEGO, and AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc. developer of CNR.com, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Virtual Bridges, Inc. developers of the award-winning Win4Lin Pro virtualization software, today announced the immediate availability of Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.5 through CNR.com's one-click Linux software delivery service. Available at a special introductory price of $34.99, Win4Lin Pro Desktop provides consumers, SMBs and enterprise customers an easy-to-use virtualization solution that allows Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 desktop Linux users to run Windows on Linux and assists in the complete migration process to desktop Linux.

SAN DIEGO, and AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Linspire, Inc. developer of CNR.com, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Virtual Bridges, Inc. developers of the award-winning Win4Lin Pro virtualization software, today announced the immediate availability of Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.5 through CNR.com's one-click Linux software delivery service. Available at a special introductory price of $34.99, Win4Lin Pro Desktop provides consumers, SMBs and enterprise customers an easy-to-use virtualization solution that allows Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 desktop Linux users to run Windows on Linux and assists in the complete migration process to desktop Linux.

"Virtualization solutions continue to draw strong interest as users continue to migrate over to the desktop Linux world," said Larry Kettler, President and CEO of Linspire. "Win4Lin Pro is the first of a number of virtualization products that will be available through CNR.com's one-click installation service.

"Virtual Bridges is proud to be a part of the ground-breaking CNR.com initiative," said Jim Curtin, president and CEO of Virtual Bridges. "Reaching the mass market through the easy-to-use, revolutionary CNR.com site means that the efficiencies and productivity gains of Win4Lin virtualization can now be enjoyed not only by enterprise customers, but now also by mainstream consumers as well."

Win4Lin Pro runs Windows as a Linux application and stores documents and settings in the Linux file system without dual booting. Integration with the user's Linux environment — whether it is one specialized application or the whole desktop, Win4Lin Pro provides seamless support for Windows-on-Linux.

"Virtual Bridges has been offering products through CNR Technology for over 5 years now and we are excited to help expand their market reach with our new CNR.com service," continued Kettler. "Providing Windows users the benefits of Linux, while providing them access to specific Windows programs they still rely on is key to stimulating Linux adoption."

Win4Lin 4.5 Pro Desktop Highlights include: — Support for multimedia-rich LTSP setups, including remote audio playback and recording to/from the terminals — Full bridged networking functionality and options — Support for newer Linux host kernels (2.6.22 and up) — New full-screen Windows session option from Linux login screen — Improved, dynamic single-application launch capabilities — Automatic, seamless default color printing, and improve printing performance — Improve mouse tracking and click response on remote displays — Maintenance roll-up from 4.0, many other bug fixes and minor enhancements — Automatic support for ALSA playback and recording — Automatic detection and support for EsounD playback and recording Other Features of Win4Lin Pro Desktop: — Run Windows Applications and Desktop on Linux, Solaris and Free BSD/PCBSD Desktop at near-native speed — Ability to display either full desktop mode or "floating" application mode — Windows malware resistance through "renewable" Windows architecture — Allow re-use of your existing Windows license for both cost-savings and broad application compatibility — Cut and paste between Windows and Host Desktop — Two concurrent user sessions per license — Headless startup — Bridged networking support — Full integration between the Open Source Desktop and Windows file systems for user documents and settings

Pricing & Availability

Win4Lin Pro Desktop is available immediately for download and purchase at http://www.cnr.com/product/win4lin.

Basic CNR price: $69.99

Premium CNR price: $34.99

Win4Lin Pro 9X users will be able to upgrade at a discounted price of $19.99.

Win4Lin Product Family

Other products in the Win4Lin product family include, Win4Lin 9x Terminal Server and Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server. These products are the company's SMB and enterprise solutions for delivering Windows applications on thin clients via a Linux server. Win4Lin branded products allow Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions, SMB and desktop to run the Windows desktop and Windows applications on Linux in true Windows sessions. For more information about Win4Lin brand products please visit http://www.win4lin.com/.

About CNR

CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com) is a free one-click software delivery service designed to standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux distributions, both Debian and RPM-based. A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. As part of CNR.com, a Premium CNR Service provides users a number of features and value, including discounts on all commercial Linux software applications available through CNR.com. Search from tens of thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title, popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one click, install the software right on to your computer.

About Linspire

Linspire, Inc. (http://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 also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all Linux software through CNR.com, allowing one-click installation from over 35,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at CNR.com

About Virtual Bridges

Virtual Bridges, Inc. develops SMB and enterprise virtualization solutions for business. Virtual Bridges' products are multi-platform and are aimed at businesses that want to use virtualization solutions to create sustainable business advantage. Win4Lin, Win4Lin Pro Desktop, Win4BSD Pro Desktop, Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server and Win4Lin 9X Terminal Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtual Bridges, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact: Linspire, Inc. Aurelia Negrerie 858-587-6700, ext. 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com Virtual Bridges Dan Perlman VP, Marketing, Win4Lin 408-426-8009

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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