CNR not exactly what they say

Story: Xandros buys Linspire - What does it mean for Linux?Total Replies: 0
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Jul 12, 2008
3:26 PM EDT
Quoting:Linspire owns the much touted CNR (Click 'N Run) software download mechanism for Linux that cuts across the different package formats for Linux distributions and claims to simplify installation of both free and commercial software packages.

Being someone who has actually tried Linspire and CNR, I can say this:

CNR does not make it easier to install software packages on Linux

What CNR does is make it easier to find software packages on Linux, and discover what they are and what they are supposed to do.

What they have done that the other package managers - urpmi, apt-get, synaptic, smart, yast etc - don't do is provide a nice friendly webpage like interface, in fact it's a little like this in layout.

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