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CNR.com Announces Support For Linux Mint Operating System

SAN DIEGO, May 8 /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 web-based software, today announced the immediate support for the Linux Mint operating system. To gain access to the free CNR Service, Linux Mint 4.0 users simply install the free CNR Client that is available at CNR.com. With Linux Mint support, CNR.com now offers its one-click software delivery service to five of the most popular Linux distributions available, including Freespire 2.0, Kubuntu 7.04 & 7.10, Linspire 6.0 and Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 & 8.04 (32bit).

SAN DIEGO, May 8 /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 web-based software, today announced the immediate support for the Linux Mint operating system. To gain access to the free CNR Service, Linux Mint 4.0 users simply install the free CNR Client that is available at CNR.com. With Linux Mint support, CNR.com now offers its one-click software delivery service to five of the most popular Linux distributions available, including Freespire 2.0, Kubuntu 7.04 & 7.10, Linspire 6.0 and Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 & 8.04 (32bit).

"We are excited to introduce the CNR.com service to the growing Linux Mint user base," stated Larry Kettler, President & CEO of Linspire, Inc. "With CNR.com we will continue to focus on offering users the best value in both software and services available in the desktop Linux marketplace."

A free service requiring no registration to use, CNR.com provides an easy-to-use online marketplace where users can search for software by title, popularity, user rating, category and function, regardless of whether they are desktop Linux or web-based applications. Providing both free and commercial software, CNR.com offers desktop Linux products from IBM, Sun, Google, Parallels, CodeWeavers, and more.

"CNR makes it easy to install commercial software and purchase services which aren't available via the Linux Mint Software Portal or the Debian package manager," says Clement Lefebvre, Lead Developer at Linux Mint. "It's a nice addition to the desktop as it provides users with yet another way to install software and it makes it easy to access more applications. Support for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa will follow shortly and we're looking forward to working together with CNR.com to further improve the user experience on the Linux desktop."

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, and as well as define the specific category the software should be listed under.

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.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. 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.

About Linux Mint

Linux Mint's (http://www.linuxmint.com) purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the market – complete with a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, a web-based package installation interface, and a number of different editions.

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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