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CNR.com Adds Access to Web Software Applications

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 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, today announced the immediate availability of web-based software applications at CNR.com. As usage trends show an increasing demand for web-based applications in daily connected lives, CNR.com provides a single marketplace for users to easily find and select software titles from over 4,000 web-based software products.

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 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, today announced the immediate availability of web-based software applications at CNR.com. As usage trends show an increasing demand for web-based applications in daily connected lives, CNR.com provides a single marketplace for users to easily find and select software titles from over 4,000 web-based software products.

"We are seeing a clear merge take place between the desktop Linux ecosystem and web-based software," stated Larry Kettler, President & CEO of Linspire, Inc. "Adding cloud-based applications to our current CNR infrastructure provides users with a greater number of software choices, which has always been our mission."

As the number, variety, and complexity of web-based software continues to evolve and grow, so does the opportunity for desktop Linux as browser based applications are not OS specific. A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com provides an easy-to-use on-line marketplace where users can search for software by title, popularity, user rating, category and function, regardless of whether they are web-based or desktop Linux applications. Users can also select filters that generate advanced search results including both Linux and Web software combined, or Linux or Web software exclusively.

"As these two technologies continue to tightly integrate, this will produce coextending growth from a standard platform driven by users utilizing these new and fast growing web-based offerings," Kettler continued. "Adding this category to the CNR.com marketplace allows users to easily find and learn about the latest web-based software, as well as discover the desktop Linux software world at the same time."

In addition, CNR.com currently provides a number of interactive features where users can help contribute and build a community in a web 2.0 environment. User-developed content through community tools and on-line collaboration serves to better the overall experience for everyone who comes to CNR.com in search of software solutions. Most content in CNR.com is generated by the community and includes the capability for users to create and edit software product pages by adding screenshots, user reviews, product ratings and descriptions, as well as define the specific category the software should be listed under. Each product page is a dynamic place where valuable information can be exchanged through interactive discussion forums and wiki pages. Both the forums and related wiki pages allow the community to interact with one another directly, resulting in the ability for users to quickly find, collaborate and contribute valuable information for each product.

For commercial Web and Linux software publishers and ISVs, CNR.com provides a free Publisher Program that gives vendors an efficient method of offering and distributing their software products. More information about the Publisher Program can be found on the "Publish to CNR" tab at http://www.cnr.com.

Although still in beta, the new CNR.com web site and CNR Service are available now so users can start exploring the world of Web and Linux software immediately. Additional information about the CNR service and how to actively become involved in the CNR Community can be found on the "About" tab at CNR.com.

About CNR.com

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. 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).

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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