ST. PAUL, Minn. and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc.,
the leading Windows-to-Linux software developer, and Linspire, Inc., maker of
the easy-to-use desktop Linux operating system, today announced the release of
CrossOver Office 5.0 for Linspire. Linspire users who purchase CrossOver
Office can run dozens of Windows applications, including Microsoft Office
2003, Adobe Photoshop and Intuit's Quicken and Quickbooks, natively from their
Linspire desktop Linux operating system. For more information about CrossOver
Office 5.0 for Linspire, visit www.linspire.com/crossover.
"Businesses tell us they want to switch to the desktop Linux operating
system to reduce total cost of ownership or improve security, but it's the
thought of losing one or two software applications -- like Quickbooks or
Microsoft Project -- that holds them back," said Kevin Carmony, CEO of
Linspire, Inc. "CrossOver Office is genius because it removes that hesitation
from the equation. Yes, you can still use Quicken or Microsoft software on
your Linspire machine, but you don't have to overpay for a Windows operating
system license to do it."
CrossOver Office allows Linspire users to install popular Windows
productivity applications and plugins in Linspire without needing a Microsoft
operating system CD or license. CrossOver Office includes an easy-to-use,
single-click interface, which makes installing Windows applications simple and
fast. Once installed, the application will integrate directly with the
Linspire environment -- users just click the application icon or name to
launch, exactly as they would in Windows. Any documents created using
CrossOver Office applications may be opened and edited with other native Linux
programs, such as OpenOffice.org or GIMP.
CrossOver Office has become the essential productivity utility for
millions of Linux users around the world by supporting the seamless,
dependable installation and operation of scores of top-name Windows
applications natively within Linux. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and
Internet Explorer, as well as Adobe's Photoshop and Dreamweaver, Intuit's
Quicken and Quickbooks, and Lotus Notes, are just some of the many popular
applications that can be used on Linux desktops via CrossOver Office.
"Linspire's power and ease of use, combined with its easy retail
availability, has puts it among the leaders in the fast growing Linux
operating system category," said Jeremy White, chief executive officer of
CodeWeavers, Inc. "CrossOver Office for Linspire will make it even easier for
potentially millions of Windows desktop users -- enterprise and individual
alike -- to make the switch to Linux."
Currently Supported Applications
CrossOver Office can run a range of Windows software, but CodeWeavers
fully supports the following applications:
* Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2000, and 97
* Microsoft Outlook
* Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Microsoft Access
* Microsoft Project
* Adobe Photoshop
* Microsoft Visio
* Lotus Notes 5.0 and 6.5.1
* Web Browser Plugins
* Shockwave Director
* Windows Media Player 6.4
For more supported applications, please visit
Pricing and Availability
CrossOver Office 5.0 Standard is now available for Linspire users via
Linspire's one-click CNR software download service. CNR subscribers may
purchase CrossOver Office for Linspire for $39.95. CNR Gold subscribers may
purchase CrossOver Office for a further discounted price of $34.95. To
purchase CrossOver Office for Linspire, please 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 www.codeweavers.com.
About Linspire, Inc.
Linspire, Inc. (www.linspire.com) 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
(www.linspire.com/cnr) include full office and productivity suites, games,
multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.
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