Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 19:09 UTC, submitted by Adam S
Linspire "Linspire announced plans to standardize software installation across Linux distributions by expanding its popular CNR digital download and software management service to support several of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in 2007. Previously available only for Linspire and Freespire desktop Linux users, the CNR Service will begin providing users of other desktop Linux distributions a free and easy way to access over 20000 desktop Linux products, packages and libraries."
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probably good enough for now
by ari-free on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 19:37 UTC
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this looks much better than the package manager (at least the idea...haven't actually tried this, sorry) but it still looks like a centralized system -you need to use their server. Most commercial developers would like to host their software on the server of their choice.

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