Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:05 UTC, submitted by jcpinto
Linspire Starting today, Linspire does not only offer a free OS, but also its CNR Basic service. " Linspire, Inc., developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system of the same name and Freespire, the free community desktop Linux operating system, announced the immediate change in pricing for its popular CNR Service from an annual subscription fee based offering to a completely free service." CEO Carmony said: "We're thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free. CNR really makes using desktop Linux easy, and we want everyone to have access to this quality service."
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Eh, no.
by Moochman on Thu 31st Aug 2006 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pfff...."
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No, CNR is based on apt-get, so it's actually NOT it's own package manager, it's a front-end, like Synaptic. Again, neither Synaptic nor CNR is its own package manager, they're both based on APT. However, CNR makes the selection of packages much more user friendly by fully describing software, including screenshots, and recommending it--a bit like what you find for Windows software on Download.com, but integrated into the OS. That makes it a lot easier for newbie Linux users than any other Linux software-distribution solutions (save Xandros' still non-free solution or the downloading of Autopackages from a project's website).

You can stop twitching now.

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