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Windows-to-Linux Software From CodeWeavers Now One-Click Away at CNR.com

SAN DIEGO, and SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2008 /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 CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the immediate availability of CrossOver Linux Professional 6.2 for immediate download through CNR.com's easy-to-use software delivery service to desktop Linux users worldwide. One-click accessible, CrossOver Linux is now available to Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 (32 bit) users and will soon expand to additional popular desktop Linux distributions. Available at a special introductory price of $59.95, CrossOver Linux Pro, the enterprise version of the product, allows users to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux (http://www.cnr.com/product/crossoverpro).

SAN DIEGO, and SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2008 /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 CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the immediate availability of CrossOver Linux Professional 6.2 for immediate download through CNR.com's easy-to-use software delivery service to desktop Linux users worldwide. One-click accessible, CrossOver Linux is now available to Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 (32 bit) users and will soon expand to additional popular desktop Linux distributions. Available at a special introductory price of $59.95, CrossOver Linux Pro, the enterprise version of the product, allows users to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux (http://www.cnr.com/product/crossoverpro).

"CrossOver Linux provides a software bridge to users as they migrate over to the world of Linux," said Larry Kettler, Linspire President and CEO. "We are pleased to continue the expansion of our long running partnership with CodeWeavers and make available their products via our CNR one-click download service."

CrossOver Linux allows users to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux, without needing a Microsoft Operating System license. CrossOver includes an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing a Windows application simple and fast. Once installed, the application integrates seamlessly with Gnome or KDE environment. Available via a free one-click software delivery service, CNR.com's standardized Web 2.0-based Linux software delivery service for desktop Linux users worldwide. It is designed to normalize the process of finding, installing, and updating Linux software for Linux distributions.

"We're excited to have CrossOver Linux Pro available through CNR.com," said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers' President and CEO. "CNR has quickly established itself as one of the premier code repositories on the planet, and we're certain that we'll improve our exposure and distribution as a result of this arrangement."

Popular Windows applications supported by CrossOver Linux 6.2 include Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and Internet Explorer; Adobe's Photoshop, Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Intuit's Quicken and QuickBooks, and Lotus Notes. Games supported include World of Warcraft, Team Fortress II and Call of Duty 2.

Pricing & Availability

Crossover Linux Professional is available immediately for download and purchase at http://www.cnr.com/product/crossoverpro. Basic CNR price: $69.95 Premium CNR price: $59.95

For commercial Linux software publishers and ISVs, there is a free Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software products included in CNR.com and have them available for distribution. For more information please email publishers@cnr.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 distributed primarily pre-installed on PCs for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The thousands of software titles available in the CNR Warehouse (http://www.linspire.com/cnr) include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.

About CrossOver Linux Professional

Popular Windows applications supported by CrossOver Linux 6.2 include Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and Internet Explorer; Adobe's Photoshop, Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Intuit's Quicken and QuickBooks, and Lotus Notes. Games supported include World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 2.

About CodeWeavers

Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine — the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the UK, and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to http://www.codeweavers.com.

For more information please contact: Linspire, Inc. 858-587-6700, ext. 183 858-587-8095 Fax pr@linspireinc.com

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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