Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 20:21 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Linspire and one of its biggest desktop Linux rivals, Ubuntu, are talking about collaborating to offer Linspire's CNR (Click-N-Run) application download service to Ubuntu users. CNR is a subscription service ($20 annually) through which users can install thousands of software programs with 'literally' one click, CEO Kevin Carmony said. Ubuntu, according to DistroWatch.com the no. 1 most popular Linux distribution (as ascertained by number of clicks), has nothing like CNR available for its users. Both Linspire and Ubuntu are based on the Debian kernel.
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Interesting development
by da_Chicken on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 21:45 UTC
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CNR would give more power to Ubuntu users. It offers an easy way to buy & install some commercial apps and a legal way to distribute some restricted multimedia codecs and other non-free stuff. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

About the DistroWatch page hit counter -- some 60% of the DistroWatch visitors use MS Windows and from those that use GNU/Linux, there appears to be a bigger amount of Debian users than Ubuntu users. :-P

http://distrowatch.com/awstats/awstats.DistroWatch.com.osdetail.htm...

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