Google Earth(TM) for Desktop Linux Now Available Through One-Click Software Delivery Service

Free Easy To Use Download Service Provides One-Click Installation Of Free Satellite Imagery & Maps Service To Freespire, Linspire and Ubuntu Users

SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of, the free and easy to use one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, today announced the immediate availability of Google Earth for Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 (32 bit) desktop Linux users. Available for download and installation with one-click through, Google Earth is a free software download from Google that combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google's search service to make the world's geographic information easily accessible and useful (

"We are excited to have Google Earth available to users of our one-click, free, Linux software delivery service," said Larry Kettler, President & CEO of Linspire, Inc. "With you have a complete software marketplace that provides easy access to everything that Linux users of all levels need."

Google Earth allows users to explore the world and create content overlays (KML files) to share explorations with others. In addition, Google Earth offers a wealth of imagery as well as geographic and astronomical information to the user.

    Google Earth Features include:
    --  Web-based map services
    --  Integrated local search, including business listings and driving
    --  Tilt, zoom and rotate tools
    --  Search for businesses
    --  Virtual "Play" button gives a virtual helicopter tour of the user's
    --  3-D buildings
    --  Placemarks saves geographic data for easy return to favorites
    --  Layers allow users to choose among dozens of layers to add to the
        view -- roads, dining, schools, railroads, stadiums, as well as
        terrain, borders, geographical features and many more
    --  Measure Tool  helps users to get detail on a particular distance

    Google Earth is immediately available at

For commercial Linux software publishers and ISVs, there is a free Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software products included in and have them available for distribution. For more information please email Email Contact.

About CNR ( is a free one-click software delivery service designed to standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux distributions. A free service requiring no registration to use, users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. As part of, a Premium CNR Service provides users a number of features and value, including discounts on all commercial Linux software applications available through Search from tens of thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title, popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one click, install the software right on to your computer.

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.

About Google Earth

Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google's search service to make the world's geographic information easily accessible and useful. There have been over 350 million unique downloads of Google Earth since the product's launch in June, 2005. Google Earth is a trademark of Google, Inc. USA.

     For more information please contact:

     Linspire, Inc.
     858-587-6700 ext 183
     858-587-8095 Fax

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