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IBM Lotus Symphony Beta Now Available at CNR.com

SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc. developer of CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com), an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and IBM, the world's biggest computer-services company, today announced the immediate availability of IBM Lotus Symphony 4.0 Beta to desktop Linux users worldwide through the one-click CNR.com software delivery service. Crowned the 2008 Datamation office productivity software product of the year, Lotus Symphony is a set of intuitive, easy-to-use applications for creating, editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The CNR.com service is a free, easy-to-use software delivery service that currently supports Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 (32 bit) users and will soon expand to additional popular Linux distributions (http://www.cnr.com/product/symphony).

SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Linspire, Inc. developer of CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com), an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and IBM, the world's biggest computer-services company, today announced the immediate availability of IBM Lotus Symphony 4.0 Beta to desktop Linux users worldwide through the one-click CNR.com software delivery service. Crowned the 2008 Datamation office productivity software product of the year, Lotus Symphony is a set of intuitive, easy-to-use applications for creating, editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The CNR.com service is a free, easy-to-use software delivery service that currently supports Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 (32 bit) users and will soon expand to additional popular Linux distributions (http://www.cnr.com/product/symphony).

"We're excited to have quickly broadened the office productivity suite choices available through CNR.com and offer our users this acclaimed application," said Larry Kettler, Linspire President and CEO. "Users can now easily download and install this product in its beta phase and help provide valuable feedback while the product gets closer to its official launch."

Lotus Symphony software provides the functionality users need to perform the most common document creation and editing tasks, making it ideal for business and personal projects alike. Lotus Symphony software lets users import, edit and save a variety of file formats including Microsoft Office files. Users can even convert and export documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Adobe(R) Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

"Symphony was designed to provide freedom of choice and freedom from overpriced commodities," said Kevin Cavanaugh, Vice President, IBM Lotus Software. "Symphony and Linux are a natural fit for the growing ranks of businesses and individuals who have better things to do with their money."

Lotus Symphony is based on OpenOffice.org Technology and supports the ODF standard, ISO 26300. Lotus Symphony is immediately available to CNR users at http://www.cnr.com/product/symphony.

About CNR.com

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 20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com).

About Lotus Symphony

Lotus Symphony is a suite of software tools for creating text, spreadsheet and presentation documents — the most frequently used desktop tools — based on OpenOffice code. It supports the OpenDocument format (ODF), Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite formats.

Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700 ext 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com

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