Linspire CEO on Opening Up CNR: Share the Bread

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.

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