CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver Office(TM) 3.0, Adds New $39.95 Version for Home Users

Top-Selling Windows(R)-to-Linux(R) Software Now Supports 30 Popular

Applications Including Lotus Notes 6.51, MS Project and More; New Standard

Edition More Affordable Than Ever

May 11, 2004, 01:00 ET from CodeWeavers, Inc.

    ST. PAUL, Minn., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading
 Windows(R)-to-Linux(R) software developer, today announced a major new
 alignment of its CrossOver line of products to better meet the needs of
 individuals and enterprises wishing to run Windows applications under the
 Linux operating system.  Among the moves announced today are:
      -- The debut of CrossOver Office(TM) 3.0, featuring support for over 30
         of the most popular Windows applications.  In addition to its
         traditional support for Microsoft Office, Visio, and Internet
         Explorer, Intuit Quicken, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash, and
         others, CrossOver Office 3.0 offers new Linux support for Lotus Notes
         6.51, Microsoft Outlook XP, and Microsoft Project;
      -- The creation of CrossOver Office Standard, a new home version of
         CrossOver Office.  Priced at just $39.95, CrossOver Office Standard
         runs all the same Windows applications as the traditional CrossOver
         Office product, now known as CrossOver Office Professional; and
      -- The direct integration of CrossOver Plugin(TM), CodeWeavers' browser
         plug-in application, into all CrossOver Office products.
     "CrossOver Office continues to be the most innovative Windows-to-Linux
 solution in the world," said Jeremy White, CEO of CodeWeavers.  "CrossOver
 offers the cleanest, most intuitive integration with a Linux PC of any product
 on the market.  With today's announcements, we're giving our customers more of
 what they've been asking for. Corporate users will get the robust, fully-
 featured product they need to conquer the transition to the Linux desktop.
 CrossOver Office Standard, meanwhile, allows home users and enthusiasts to now
 make that same journey at a price that's in line with their individual
     Support Comes Standard
     Included in CrossOver Office Standard is six months free technical support
 (installation and limited product support only) and free upgrades for six
 months.  Effective immediately, all multi-license CrossOver Office customers
 are automatically upgraded to CrossOver Office Professional status; these
 customers receive free product upgrades for 12 months plus 12 months of Level
 Two support.  CrossOver Office Professional customers with 100 or more seat
 licenses receive 12 months of Level One support along with limited defect
     CrossOver Plugin Discontinued
     Included in today's moves is the integration of CrossOver Plugin(TM),
 CodeWeavers' browser plug-in application, into all CrossOver Office products.
 CrossOver Plugin will no longer be available as a standalone product; however,
 every Plugin customer will be upgraded to CrossOver Office Standard, while
 those with volume licenses will be made into CrossOver Office Professional
 customers.  Upgrades are free from CodeWeavers' corporate website, .
     Pricing, Discounts
     CrossOver Office 3.0 Standard is now shipping and carries a price of
 $39.95.  CrossOver Office 3.0 Professional, also currently available, is
 priced at $74.95, with volume discounts available.  Pricing for CrossOver
 Office Server Edition, the product's thin client product, has also been
 lowered to $695 (not including client licenses).
     For education customers, CodeWeavers has made CrossOver Office 3.0
 Professional and CrossOver Office Server Edition even more attractive by
 increasing the 20% Education Discounts to 30%.  To download any of the
 CrossOver Office 3.0 family of products, or for additional information, visit .
     About CodeWeavers, Inc.:
     Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today
 focuses on the development of Wine and other Linux programming solutions.  The
 company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software
 developers by making it easier, faster, and more painless to port Windows
 software to Linux.  CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
 Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota,
 California, the Netherlands, and Germany.  The company is privately held.  For
 more information about CodeWeavers, log on to .
     CrossOver Office and CrossOver Plugin are trademarks of CodeWeavers, Inc.
 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Windows, Outlook, and
 Visio are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
 and other countries.  Dreamweaver is a registered trademark, and Flash is a
 trademark, of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Lotus
 Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM
 Corporation.  Adobe and Adobe Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe
 Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.  All other
 trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
     CodeWeavers, Inc.
     Jeremy White

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