ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading Windows(R)-to-Linux(R) software developer, was honored at LinuxWorld 2002 Conference & Expo with the 'Best Desktop Office Solution' award for its CrossOver Office product, which allows Linux users to install and operate a number of popular Windows software on their PCs without the Windows operating system. CodeWeavers' award, one of ten Open Source Product Excellence Awards given this week at LinuxWorld by IDG World Expo in conjunction with the UniForum Association, recognizes Open Source product and service innovations offered by LinuxWorld exhibitors. In receiving its award, CodeWeavers joined such world-class companies as Computer Associates, Hewlett Packard and IBM, all of whom were honored at the presentation. A highly successful product in the marketplace, CrossOver Office enables Linux PC users to run Microsoft(R) Office, Outlook, and Internet Explorer, as well as Lotus Notes(R) and other leading applications. CodeWeavers debuted two versions of CrossOver Office at LinuxWorld 2002-CrossOver Office Version 1.2, which supports Intuit(R) Quicken(R) and Visio(R) 2000; and CrossOver Office 1.2 Server Edition, which allows enterprises to run all supported applications in a distributed thin client environment for both Linux and Solaris(TM). "Our panel of expert judges recognized products and manufacturers that demonstrated exceptional merit, not simply market dominance," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development for IDG World Expo, producer of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2002. "In giving CrossOver Office the winning spot in the 'Best Desktop Office Solution' category, the judges noted the product's high degree of performance and customer value." "CodeWeavers is extremely honored to receive this Open Source Product Excellence Award for CrossOver Office," said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. "Such recognition proves that CrossOver Office is a unique product that gives both enterprise-level and individual Linux users access to the most-used business and productivity applications in the world." CrossOver Office has changed the application landscape for Linux and Unix users by eliminating the tedious and expensive licensing requirements necessary to run popular Windows applications. Before CrossOver Office, users who wanted to run Windows apps on their Linux or Unix PCs had to install a Sun PCI card or other Windows emulator, followed by a licensed copy of Microsoft Windows and then the desired application. With CrossOver Office, by contrast, individuals can operate Windows applications "as-if natively" from their distribution CDs in an automatic, plug-and-play manner. For more information about LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2002 and this year's Open Source Product Excellence Awards, log on to www.linuxworldexpo.com . About CodeWeavers, Inc.: Founded in 1996, CodeWeavers develops, markets and supports solutions for Linux-based systems. CodeWeavers is the leading commercial entity dedicated to enhancing and supporting the Wine Project ( www.winehq.com ). The Company brings expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to port Windows software to Unix. 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, visit http://www.codeweavers.com/. CrossOver Office is a trademark 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. Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. Solaris is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intuit and Quicken are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc., or one of its subsidiaries, in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies. For more information, contact: Jeremy White of CodeWeavers, Inc., 651-523-9313, email@example.com . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X51472486
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