TransGaming sent in the following press release last week (hey, you try navigating my inbox in a timely manner sometime! :( ):
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 – TransGamingTechnologies and Lindows, Inc. announced today an agreement to distributeTransGaming’s WineX to Linspire customers through Linspire’s softwareWarehouse. WineX is a unique portability product which provides users withthe ability to play “triple A” blockbuster PC games on their Linspiredesktops seamlessly and transparently.
TransGaming and Lindows have been strong supporters of each other’sinitiatives for some time. TransGaming is a leading cross-platform softwareportability specialist. Lindows is the developer of Linspire, a Linux-basedoperating system bringing affordability and ease-of-use to homes, schoolsand businesses. The two companies complement each other’s efforts in makingsoftware choice available in the computer market.
“I feel Michael Robertson has done a commendable job in establishingLinspire in the desktop Linux market. His customers have been seeking theability to play games on Linspire and now, with WineX, their experience willbe further enriched. With the growth of the global Linux market bothorganizations felt this was the most opportune time to formally partnertogether,” remarked Vikas Gupta, Co-CEO and President of TransGamingTechnologies.Technologies.
“WineX allows users to realize the benefits of desktop Linux without havingto give up favorite gaming programs,” said Michael Robertson, chiefexecutive officer of Lindows, Inc. “TransGaming’s innovative product bridgesthe 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 ofLinspire and enables one-click download and installation of software fromthe Warehouse onto Linspire computers. The Warehouse currently includesmore than 1,800 programs, easily searchable by keyword and browsable bycategory. The Warehouse also offers drag-and-drop personalized softwareaisle creation for any user to create individualized groups of favoriteprograms. WineX has been especially optimized to deliver the bestperformance and game play experience on Linspire computers.