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sven_wien
November 11th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Is there a CNR or alternative for Ubuntu 8,10?

neurostu
November 11th, 2008, 03:01 PM
what is CNR?

adam_kimber
November 11th, 2008, 03:02 PM
CNR has just been rolled out to several other OSes than Linspire and Freespire. Check out http://www.cnr.com. However the client is not available for 8.10.

Though on a slightly different note, what the exact purpose of CNR is I am not sure.

Quote "CNR.com 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, both Debian and RPM based"

It appears to be an online warehouse of lots of programs which is great, but why not use the repos? There is plenty of software there and you know its not going to bodge your system.

perlluver
November 11th, 2008, 03:27 PM
If you have a look under Applications>Add Remove, you will find that most or all of them programs you are looking for are in there. If you are looking for something else, you can have a look at http://www.getdeb.net.

Paqman
November 11th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Is there a CNR or alternative for Ubuntu 8,10?

Kinda.

Ubuntu's package manager, APT, has the ability to install a package from a website with one click.

For example, if you click this link (apt:abiword) it will try to install the word processor Abiword. All you would need to do to replicate cnr.com would be to build a website and fill it full of these apturl links.

So yes, Ubuntu can do this, but when you've got excellent tools like Synaptic and Add/Remove already on your desktop, why would you need to?

sven_wien
November 11th, 2008, 04:36 PM
where do u find those links?
i need:

skype
realplayer
ulead
and lots more

i know there must be a way but it take time to work it i have to learn alot still ;)

Joeb454
November 11th, 2008, 04:50 PM
CNR actually isn't supported on these forums.

Mainly because we know it can cause issues when upgrading your system etc. (I know one staff member who tested this across several systems to this effect).

Martje_001
November 11th, 2008, 05:08 PM
where do u find those links?
i need:

skype
realplayer
ulead
and lots more

Skype: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/choose/
Realplayer: No you don't. Try VLC (see Synaptic), it's much and much better than Realplayer.
Ulead: It's a Windows program. Try it with wine.

Paqman
November 11th, 2008, 05:09 PM
where do u find those links?


It's just a link to a package that's in the normal Ubuntu repos. When you click on it, the package manager goes to the repos (just like Synaptic would) and gets the package, along with all it's dependencies.

The limitation is that the package has to be in the repos for it to work.



skype
realplayer
ulead
and lots more


Skype and Realplayer are available from the Medibuntu repo (http://www.medibuntu.org/). I'd recommend VLC over Realplayer any day, though. I'm not familiar with Ulead, is this it? (http://www.ulead.com/runme.htm). You could try Avidemux or Kino for video editing, and Ubuntu has a built-in DVD burning app called Brasero.

billgoldberg
November 11th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Is there a CNR or alternative for Ubuntu 8,10?

I'm not going to go into detail one this.

Don't use CNR!

richg
November 11th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I would not waste my time with CNR and I have CNR subscription until 2011. I cannot even give away the subscription. I gave up on CNR when I went to Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Synaptic has everything I need. Freespire seems to be dying. Xandros keeps the few people remaining in the dark in mushroom land feeding them do do. They have a lot of issues. Go to the Freespire forums and look for yourself. http://forum.freespire.org/

Rich

bodhi.zazen
November 11th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Is there a CNR or alternative for Ubuntu 8,10?

CNR is not supported.

There are many many alternates. If you need assistance feel free to start a new thread with a more specific question.

community/SoftwareManagement

community/SynapticHowto

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=500020

Thread closed to prevent trolling :twisted: