Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 12:34 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Linspire "Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says his company is opening up its CNR software download and management service to other Linux distributions because "Linux really needs an easier way to find and install software, regardless of which flavor of Linux you're using." According to Carmony, Linspire has been working on this project more more than a year. To find out more about how this bold new program is going to work - and how it benefits everyone involved - Desktoplinux.com conducted the following short Q&A with Carmony via email."
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Excellent news !
by dukeinlondon on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:44 UTC
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Of course Linspire is in it for the commercial potential but it where are the various open source distro projects on this ? They've been waisting a lot of energy by packaging way too much stuff that is really not a core part of the OS.

At worst, Linspire CNR will be a useful addition to the set of tools for software installs and at best, the openSuse, Ubuntu and other Fedora will finally get there act together, start a download.com style software portal that brings them advertising revenue and makes their user's life a whole lot easier whilst providing a nice billboard for all these application's projects out there that are actually providing functionalities to users...

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