Linspires Click'n'Run for Linux Mint

May 13, 2008

Clients for Linspire's Click'n-Run Warehouse exist for Ubuntu, Freespire, and of course Linspire. Now, the Ubuntu derivative Linux Mint joins the ranks of supported Linux distributions.

Linspire's software warehouse combines commercial and free programs in a single interface; the client program replaces the distribution's package manager. Linspire did not invent single-click installation, but did implement the technology as a central element of the Linspire distribution. After the feature's failure as a commercial product, Linspire opened its warehouse to other distributions and ditched subscription fees for the shop which continues to offer commercial programs for sale.

Mint users interesting in trying out this offer will find the program on the Click'N'Run homepage. Although the site also sports logos for the Fedora, Debian, and Open Suse distributions, client programs are not available for these three distributions.

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