SOURCE: ThinkFree Inc.

November 22, 2005 09:00 ET

ThinkFree's Newest Microsoft-Compatible Office Suite Now Available for Linspire Desktop Linux

ThinkFree Office 3 Offers Linux Users Cross-Platform Productivity Tools for Home and Business

SAN DIEGO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the popular Linspire Linux operating system, and ThinkFree Inc., developer of platform-independent office productivity software solutions, announced today that the revolutionary ThinkFree Office 3 for Linux will now be available for the Linspire operating system. Now Linspire users can create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations within a Linux environment and be confident that their files are seamlessly compatible with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. In addition, all ThinkFree users are able to log in to the company's Web site and take advantage of ThinkFree's exclusive online service, which allows customers to access, edit and save office files from an online account.

ThinkFree Office will be offered for sale to Linspire users through the one-click CNR software download service. Additionally, Linspire CNR Service members who are subscribed at the Gold level will receive an exclusive $20 discount on the ThinkFree office suite. For more information or to purchase ThinkFree Office from Linspire, please visit

"ThinkFree Office 3 offers features and a user interface that will be immediately comfortable for Microsoft Office users, at a fraction of the price," said Kevin Carmony, president and CEO of Linspire, Inc. "Complete platform interoperability across the three major operating systems and the ability to create, edit and share documents online means a great Office alternative for both our Linspire customers at home or those in business and education environments."

"Working with Linspire's CNR Technology makes it possible for us to deliver ThinkFree Office updates almost instantly to Linspire users within a day of its release, so users will be able to download the latest versions of ThinkFree immediately," said TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree, Inc. "In addition, Linspire users don't have to experience the complicated process of downloading, installing and configuring new programs -- with CNR technology, they install new software with one click of their mouse."

ThinkFree Office 3 Key Features

--  Multi-platform support (Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows)
--  Word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics software
--  Seamless document viewing compatibility with Microsoft Office
--  Round-trip compatibility with Microsoft Office
--  Cross-platform compatibility (Windows-compatible fonts bundled for
    Linux platforms)
--  Full-featured drawing module for all three applications (ThinkFree
    Office 3 Write, Calc, and Show)
--  Powerful chart module and real-time spell checker
--  HTML & PDF export
--  XML (WordML and SpreadsheetML) support
--  Multi-language support including English, Spanish, French, Korean, and
    Japanese (German, Portuguese, and Chinese to be added in coming months)
--  Complimentary ThinkFree Office Online services at
Pricing and Availability

ThinkFree Office 3 for Linux is now available from Linspire at The software is available through Linspire's CNR Warehouse for $49.95, or $29.95 for CNR Gold subscribers.

About Linspire, Inc.

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 for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR ("click and run") Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The more than 2,400 software titles available in the CNR Warehouse ( include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.

About ThinkFree

ThinkFree, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading developer of platform independent office productivity solutions. ThinkFree's mission is to provide customers with affordable software solutions that make it easy to create and edit documents anytime, anywhere, regardless of computing platform. In 2003, the company became a division of Haansoft Inc., a publicly held company on the Korean KOSDAQ stock market [030520].

ThinkFree Office 3 is a Microsoft Office compatible office suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics applications that are usable either as an offline downloadable version or online as a free Internet service. It features cross-platform support and is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Macintosh platforms.

For more information, please contact ThinkFree at 408-432-5074, or go to

ThinkFree® and ThinkFree Office® are registered trademarks of ThinkFree Corp. Linspire, Linspire Five-0, CNR, and CNR Warehouse are trademarks of Linspire, Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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