|| ||"Andrea Rahilly" <andrea-AT-transgaming.com>|
|| ||TransGaming and Lindows Partner to Bring Games to Linspire|
|| ||Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:47:14 -0400|
TransGaming Technologies and Lindows, Inc. Partner
to Bring Access to "Triple A" PC Games to Linspire Customers
Toronto, Canada / San Diego, California- April 22, 2004 - TransGaming
Technologies and Lindows, Inc. announced today an agreement to distribute
TransGaming's WineX to Linspire customers through Linspire's software
Warehouse. WineX is a unique portability product which provides users with
the ability to play "triple A" blockbuster PC games on their Linspire
desktops seamlessly and transparently.
TransGaming and Lindows have been strong supporters of each other's
initiatives for some time. TransGaming is a leading cross-platform software
portability specialist. Lindows is the developer of Linspire, a Linux-based
operating system bringing affordability and ease-of-use to homes, schools
and businesses. The two companies complement each other's efforts in making
software choice available in the computer market.
"I feel Michael Robertson has done a commendable job in establishing
Linspire in the desktop Linux market. His customers have been seeking the
ability to play games on Linspire and now, with WineX, their experience will
be further enriched. With the growth of the global Linux market both
organizations felt this was the most opportune time to formally partner
together," remarked Vikas Gupta, Co-CEO and President of TransGaming
"WineX allows users to realize the benefits of desktop Linux without having
to give up favorite gaming programs," said Michael Robertson, chief
executive officer of Lindows, Inc. "TransGaming's innovative product bridges
the gap for computer gamers looking for an alternative to Microsoft Windows,
and is now available with just one click."
TransGaming's WineX will be available to Linspire users directly through CNR
(short for click and run) in the Linspire Warehouse
(www.linspire.com/warehouse). CNR technology is built into every copy of
Linspire and enables one-click download and installation of software from
the Warehouse onto Linspire computers. The Warehouse currently includes
more than 1,800 programs, easily searchable by keyword and browsable by
category. The Warehouse also offers drag-and-drop personalized software
aisle creation for any user to create individualized groups of favorite
programs. WineX has been especially optimized to deliver the best
performance and game play experience on Linspire computers.
About TransGaming Technologies Inc.
TransGaming is a global leader in the development of software portability
products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games for one
system and deploy them across multiple platforms, including Linux and
consoles - faster, cheaper and better.
TransGaming supports hundreds of the hottest and most popular games such as
Max Payne 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor, Diablo II, EverQuest, SimCity
4 and many more. The power of TransGaming's portability products was
demonstrated when the company obtained an exclusive license to the world's
most popular franchise ever, Electronic Arts' The Sims, and shipped The Sims
on Linux in a mere eight weeks.
Founded in May 2000, TransGaming has a research and development center in
Ottawa, Canada, with business, strategy, and operational activities
conducted at the Toronto, Canada office. TransGaming was recently honored
with inclusion on the Branham300 List of top IT companies in Canada for the
second consecutive year. More information about the company can be obtained
at http://www.transgaming.com <http://www.transgaming.com/> .
About Lindows, Inc.
Lindows, Inc., is a developer and vendor of affordable Linux-based operating
systems, applications software and computer services designed specifically
for desktop and laptop computers in homes, schools and businesses. At the
cornerstone of Lindows, Inc. is the Linspire operating system. Linspire uses
Lindows' proprietary CNR technology that allows the installation, updating
and management of hundreds of software programs, usually with just one
click. The Linspire Laptop Edition is specifically tailored for the power
management and wireless needs of mobile computer users. The Linspire
operating system is also offered in Spanish (www.linspire.com/espanol) and
Japanese (www.linspire.com/edge). Those who are interested in becoming
authorized resellers of Linspire should visit www.linspire.com/reseller, or
www.linspire.com/builder if interested in selling computers pre-loaded with
Linspire. Corporate information about Lindows, Inc. is available at
+1.416.979.9900, ext. 300
+1.858.587.6700 ext. 263
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