CNR!

OMG! lol, linspire (one of my top fifteen distros… I’ll do a post on that later 😉 ) is now proudly announcing the release of cnr.com (click ‘n’ run). This was already available for Linspire and Freespire but now it extends out to other popular Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE and Debian.

CNR is free, it’s also very simple to find over 37 500 (and growing 😀 ) linux software and applications. Searching and installing software on your desktop computer has never been this easy, as CNR provides user reviews, screenshots, descriptions, charts and more.

Once you find some software you like, click and it and it will be installed, with menu shortcuts etc… CNR also notifies you once the software has been updated; and install the update with one click. CNR has many commercial titles for sale as well like cedega, crossover office etc…

To install (I suggest you try) CNR in Ubuntu feisty or gutsy, just head to their website, install the client and you’re off!

To get started with CNR:

Head over to:
System -> Administration -> Software Sources

Click on add and add these two preceding lines separately:
deb http://apt2.freespire.org/CNRUbuntuExtra gutsy-extra main restricted
deb-src http://apt2.freespire.org/CNRUbuntuExtra gutsy-extra main restricted

Now, if you haven’t, uncheck the Cdrom with Ubuntu 7.10 so that it doesn’t nag you to put in the cd each time.

Open up a terminal and do:
sudo apt-get update

If you get an error about a key, just ignore it and go ahead and install the CNR client:

sudo apt-get install cnr-client

Once you’ve installed, launch the client from:
Application -> System Tools -> CNR

And let it synchronize with the CNR.com website.
http://www.cnr.com/index.seam

Enjoy,
nikoPSK

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~ by nikopsk on January 23, 2008.

4 Responses to “CNR!”

  1. Linux just got easier 🙂
    This looks awesome, but I wonder how big of a hole that would leave in your security. Maybe it’s secure, though.

  2. Very secure! 🙂 That’s why it’s so great. 🙂

  3. Awesome then! With that many applications on site, this out to be sweet 🙂

  4. meh .. I’m quite happy with the ubuntu repos and the debian repos XD

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