CodeWeavers CrossOver Office Wins 'Best Desktop Office Solution' At LinuxWorld 2002 CodeWeavers Joins IBM, Hewlett Packard and Computer Associates In

Winners Circle; CodeWeavers Recognized for Its Industry-Leading

Windows(R)-To-Linux(R) Product



    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, jwhite@codeweavers.com .
 
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