Desktop Software is suited for Linspire and Freespire users.

Press Release Summary:

Win4Lin Pro Desktop enables Linspire or Freespire users to bring Windows application equivalency to their Linux desktop. It displays either full desktop mode or floating application mode, provides Windows malware resistance through renewable Windows architecture, and allows re-use of existing Windows applications. Software offers full integration between Linux Desktop and Windows file systems for user documents and settings.

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Cost Effective Virtualization Offerings Continue Desktop Linux Expansion

Win4Lin Pro Desktop Virtualization Software Available Via One-click CNR Technology at introductory price of $29.99

SAN DIEGO, and AUSTIN, Tex., May 21 -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the Linspire commercial and Freespire community desktop Linux operating systems and developer of CNR, a one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Virtual Bridges, Inc., developers of the award-winning Win4Lin Pro virtualization software aimed at consumer, SMB and enterprise customers migrating from Windows to Linux, Solaris, BSD and SCO Unix, today announced the immediate availability of Win4Lin Pro Desktop for Linspire and Freespire users. Available for download and installation with one-click through CNR technology, Win4Lin Pro Desktop is the latest version of the popular Win4Lin product line that has set the standard for running Windows on Linux.

"We value our long-standing relationship with one of the pioneers in the virtualization software space," said Randy Linnell, Vice President of Business Development of Linspire. "Offering the latest version of Win4Lin to our CNR users at an incredible value drives continued Linux adoption by providing Windows users the benefits of Linux, while providing them access to specific Windows programs they still rely on."

"The latest release of Win4Lin Pro Desktop is the perfect complement to the Linspire or Freespire user as it offers a seamless way to bring Windows application equivalency to their individual Linux desktop experience," said Jim Curtin, president and CEO of Virtual Bridges. " By allowing users to run their catalog of Windows productivity applications, they can meet the requirements of their day-to day computer use, while experiencing the benefits of Linux."

Win4Lin Pro Desktop allows Linux users to run Windows applications from the security of the Linux desktop.

Win4Lin Pro Desktop features include:
o Runs Windows 2000/XP Applications and Desktop on Linux Desktop at
near-native speed
o Ability to display either full desktop mode or "floating" application
o Windows malware resistance through "renewable" Windows architecture
o Allows re-use of your existing Windows license for both cost-savings
and broad application compatibility
o Full integration between the Linux Desktop and Windows file systems for
user documents and settings


Win4Lin Pro Desktop is available immediately to Linspire and Freespire users for an introductory price of $29.99. Linspire and Freespire users can download and buy Win4Lin Desktop via CNR at

Win4Lin Product Family

Other products in the Win4Lin product family include, Win4Lin 9x Terminal Server and Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server. These products are the company's SMB and enterprise solutions for delivering Windows applications on thin clients via a Linux server. Win4Lin branded products allow Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions, SMB and desktop to run the Windows desktop and Windows applications on Linux in true Windows sessions. For more information about Win4Lin brand products please visit

About Linspire

Linspire, Inc. ( was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system distributed primarily pre-installed on PCs for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The thousands of software titles available in the CNR Warehouse ( include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.

About Virtual Bridges

Virtual Bridges, Inc. develops SMB and enterprise virtualization solutions for business. Virtual Bridges' products are multi-platform and are aimed at businesses that want to use virtualization solutions to create sustainable business advantage.

For more information please contact:
Linspire, Inc.
Aurelia Negrerie
858-587-6700, ext. 183
858-587-8095 Fax

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