Linspire CEO on Opening Up CNR: Share the Bread

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-01-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Q&A: It makes perfect business sense to Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony to open up its CNR ("Click 'N Run") software download and management service to other Linux distributions. Here's why. (DesktopLinux.com)

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says his company is opening up its CNR ("Click N Run") 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 youre using."

The company said earlier this week that it will extend CNR to support multiple desktop Linux distributions beyond Linspire and Freespire, initially adding Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu.
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 e-mail. Read the full story on DesktopLinux.com: Linspire CEO on Opening Up CNR: Share the Bread Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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