"By giving CNR users the ability to easily and seamlessly run multiple OSes, like Windows, at the same time as Linspire, Freespire
or Ubuntu, Parallels Workstation makes working with these desktop Linux distributions even more fun and productive."
The companies recently announced a technology partnership where Linspire is working as a Parallels Technology Network Partner to make a Freespire Virtual Appliance available.
"The combination is a perfect fit: Linspire, Freespire and Parallels Workstation already work flawlessly together and each of these products was designed from the beginning with user convenience in mind," said Benjamin Rudolph, Director of Corporate Communications, Parallels.
Parallels Workstation is available immediately to Linspire and Freespire users for $49.99.
A robust hardware configuration for under $200 and Freespire 2.0 pre-installed, the Mirus $199 PC provides improved out-of-the-box file type and multimedia support, such as MP3, Windows Media, Real Networks, Java, Flash, ATI, nVidia, WiFi, and many more.
Intel Celeron 420 1.6GHz processor 1GB Memory 80GB Hard Drive Card Reader Modem CDRW Keyboard, Speakers, and Mouse Freespire 2.0
(http://www.freespire.org/) is a community-involved, Linux-based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit.
Distributions expected to be supported during 2007 are (alphabetically): Debian, Fedora, Freespire
, Linspire, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu, with other distributions planned to follow.
"Over the next several months, you will see several additional languages added as we continue with more localized offerings for both Linspire and Freespire."
Freespire (http://www.Freespire.org) is a community-driven, Linux- based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit.