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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This is a step towards the right direction but I still believe that PC-BSD's PBI system is the best way to go. It doesn't require a server. You just download the file from any location you want and install. Pretty much like MS's .MSI insttaller.

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