CNR Releases Beta CNR Client For Ubuntu 8.04

San Diego, CA - April 16th, 2008 - Linspire, Inc. developer of (, 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, the beta CNR Client for Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 and now for 8.04, 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 commercial.

"Since the launch of our new beta 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 in the future."

A free service requiring no registration to use, 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 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. 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

For commercial Linux software publishers and ISVs, there is a free Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software products included in and have them available for distribution. For more information please email

About CNR ( 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, users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. As part of, a Premium CNR Service provides users a number of features and value, including discounts on all commercial Linux software applications available through 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. ( 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, allowing one-click installation from over 35,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at

Published on: 2008-04-16

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