April 16, 2008

CNR.com Releases Beta CNR Client For Ubuntu 8.04

Free One-click Software Delivery Service Now Offers Full-Featured CNR
Client for Upcoming Version of Ubuntu HardyHeronSan Diego, CA - April 16th, 2008 - Linspire, Inc. developer of CNR.com
(www.cnr.com), an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service
for desktop Linux and web-based software, today announced the immediate
availability of a beta CNR Client for the Ubuntu 8.04 long term support
(LTS) Linux distribution edition currently in beta. Available to freely
download at CNR.com, the beta CNR Client for Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 and now for
8.04 HardyHeron, provides users free access to an online marketplace where
they can find, learn about and with one-click download and install the
latest desktop Linux software applications of their choice, both free and

"Since the launch of our new beta CNR.com service, Feisty and Gusty users
have made up an important part of the CNR user base," stated Larry Kettler,
President & CEO of Linspire, Inc. "We look forward to continuing this
growth with Hardy users, as well as adding other popular desktop Linux
distributions to CNR.com in the future."

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 desktop Linux or web-based applications.

"It's exciting to watch CNR usage continue to grow with both new and old
users, and we always invite them to send us their valuable feedback,"
continued Kettler. "During this beta period we are quickly closing in on
over 1 million software applications installed at CNR.com with a higher
than 90% success rate."

The CNR Client provides a number of rich client features such as a Manage
Software tab, History tab with extensive details, and filters to quickly
review available updates and "My CNR Software" so users can easily manage
all their software programs keeping things up to date. CNR.com also
currently provides a number of interactive features where users can help
contribute and build a community in a web 2.0 environment. You can learn
more by visiting the Community tab at www.cnr.com.

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, 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

Link: linspire.com


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