[URL="http://www.xandros.com"]Xandros, Inc.[/URL] announced July 3 that they have acquired the Linspire and Freespire desktop operating systems. This will further enhance their desktop operating system offerings and their "one stop shop" status for all things Linux. The [URL="http://www.cnr.com"]Click'N'Run[/URL] (CNR) software distribution facility was also acquired by Xandros. CNR technology allows users to install software with a single mouse click. Xandros is best known for its mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools and intuitive Linux solutions including SMB and enterprise servers, consumer and business desktops, OEM products, and mission-critical applications. It also provides a broad licensing and indemnity for its cross-platform and interoperability products …

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[URL="http://www.linspire.com"]Linspire[/URL] and Microsoft in agreement over something? Although it sounds unlikely at first glance, that is exactly what is happening as the developer of the Linspire commercial and Freespire community desktop Linux operating systems announces it will join Microsoft in its efforts to improve the ability of OpenOffice.org users to work with the Office Open XML format. To this end, Linspire has confirmed that all future versions of Linspire will include Open XML bi-directional translators between ODF and Open XML. It should not come as too much of a surprise, I guess, especially as both Novell and Xandros have already …

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