ST. PAUL, Minn., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading
Windows(R)-to-Linux(R) software developer, today announced the release of
CrossOver Office(TM), a breakthrough software solution that allows
enterprise-level Linux users to install and operate Microsoft Office and
Lotus Notes(R) on their PCs without the Windows operating system.
CrossOver Office eliminates the need for both a Microsoft Windows
operating system license and a Windows emulator when running Microsoft Office
or Lotus Notes in Linux, thereby giving users a cost effective and easy way to
use two of the world's most popular PC business applications.
"CrossOver Office is an ideal solution for any corporate or individual
Linux user wishing to run Microsoft Office or Lotus Notes," said Jeremy
White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. "This product streamlines the
entire Microsoft Office/Lotus deployment challenge for Linux shops and for
organizations using both Windows and Linux, significantly reducing costs
while giving users the productivity tools they need on either platform. The
powerful combination of CrossOver Office and Linux represents a viable,
commercially-supported alternative for corporations feeling constrained by
Windows XP's restrictive and cumbersome licensing scheme but wishing to
continue using popular Windows applications."
Until now, Linux PC users who wished to operate MS Office or Lotus Notes
were forced to install a Windows emulator, then a licensed copy of Microsoft
Windows and finally the desired application. With CrossOver Office,
individuals and businesses can go directly to Notes or Office, speeding
deployment, reducing costs, and improving the overall user experience.
CrossOver Office is being marketed to enterprise customers migrating to
the Linux OS, IT consultants specializing in desktop management, VARs as well
as Internet appliance and thin client users.
CrossOver Family of Products Represent a Breakthrough for the Linux
CrossOver Office expands the CrossOver family line started by CrossOver
Plugin(TM). CrossOver Plugin gives Linux desktop users access Web content
previously only available on Windows PCs, including QuickTime, Shockwave,
and Windows Media(TM) Player content.
"By making it simpler to use Windows software on Linux, CodeWeavers has
knocked down a major barrier to the growth of the Linux desktop," said Rick
Lehrbaum, Executive Editor of DesktopLinux.com. "This will help many
organizations choose the power, flexibility, and value of the Linux desktop."
"Version 1.0 of CrossOver Office is only the beginning. We plan on
rapidly introducing support for several more major Windows productivity
applications throughout 2002," said White. "As CrossOver Office's list of
supported applications expands, CodeWeavers will further strengthen the Linux
operating system's position as a viable competitor in the desktop operating
CrossOver Office is priced at $54.95 per user, with workgroup, site and
enterprise license discounts available. For additional information and to
purchase CrossOver Office or other Windows-to-Linux porting solutions, visit
www.codeweavers.com or call (651) 523-9300.
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 Plugin and CrossOver Officer are trademarks of CodeWeavers, Inc.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows is a registered
trademark, and Windows Media is a trademark, of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries. Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of
Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. All other trademarks
and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
Contact: Jeremy White of CodeWeavers, Inc., +1-651-523-9313,
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