NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading
Windows-to-Linux software developer and consultancy, and MusicMatch, Inc.,
inventor of the world's first all-in-one digital music jukebox, today
announced the general release of MusicMatch(R) Jukebox(TM) for Linux 1.0.
Enabled by CodeWeaver's key engineering technology, MusicMatch Jukebox is the
first digital music system to offer music fans on Windows, Macintosh, and
Linux operating systems a complete solution for playing, recording,
organizing, and discovering music in one easy-to-use program.
To create MusicMatch Jukebox for Linux, MusicMatch and CodeWeavers
utilized the WINE project to enable Windows software technology to cross
platforms and create a powerful product with enhanced core functionality.
MusicMatch and CodeWeavers also made a number of significant contributions to
the WINE open-source code for other developers to take advantage of, including
improved CD management, browser functionality, windows management, undecorated
windows and MCI components.
"MusicMatch Jukebox for Linux satisfies an intense demand for all-in-one
jukebox software for the Linux platform," said Jeremy White, founder and
president of CodeWeavers. "We're proud to have had the opportunity to work
with MusicMatch on the development of their Jukebox for Linux, and our
contributions to the WINE open source code will undoubtedly benefit others in
"Until now, the Linux community has had very few options for experiencing
the freedom of digital music. We've worked hard to bring our award-winning
jukebox to these music fans for the first time," said Dennis Mudd, president
and CEO of MusicMatch, Inc. "By working with CodeWeavers, our company was
able to bring the MusicMatch Jukebox to the Linux community quicker and easier
than other options available. Music Match Jukebox for Linux proves that
MusicMatch is committed to delivering the ultimate digital music experience to
music fans everywhere, regardless of platform."
With MusicMatch Jukebox 1.0 for Linux music fans can easily:
* Play and organize digital music collections -- easily play CDs, MP3s
and WAV files and organize digital music in a powerful Music Library;
tag tracks with multimedia information such as album art, artist bios
and liner notes.
* Create high-quality MP3s -- move existing CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl
collections to the desktop using Fraunhofer's MP3 encoding technology
* Record custom mix CDs -- an integrated two-step CD burner makes it easy
to move custom playlists to the car, stereo or portable CD players
* Personalize the music experience -- create custom playlists to suit
tastes or mood, receive custom music recommendations while listening;
change the look and feel of the interface with a broad selection of
custom themes and visualizations.
* Get more than just music -- obtain album, artist and track information
from CDDB/Gracenote online when recording CDs; discover new music and
old favorites with the integrated Music Guide, and access thousands of
free downloadable tracks from major-label and indie recording artists.
CodeWeavers-The WINE Experts
Using a staff of experts deployed in offices across the United States and
Europe, CodeWeavers is leading the Linux open-source movement in the
development of several Windows-to-Linux technologies:
* WINE, a Windows compatibility product maintained by CodeWeavers
programmer Alexander Julliard, is a Windows API (Application
Programming Interface) that runs on Linux. Wine, which is supported by
over 300 programmers in dozens of countries around the world, enables
Windows 3.1/95/NT binary files to run on Linux as well as other Intel
* Winelib, a toolkit component of Wine, consists of include files and
link libraries that allow developers to recompile Windows C/C++
applications in order to create equivalent Linux programs.
* WINE 1.0 is the commercial-grade utility version of Wine. Still under
development, Wine 1.0 is on schedule for completion in the second half
System Requirements and Availability
MusicMatch Jukebox for Linux 1.0 requires a Pentium Class 166 MHz
processor or better, 32 MB RAM, 40 MB hard drive space, SVGA or higher
resolution monitor, 4x CD-ROM drive, mouse, keyboard, SoundBlaster compatible
soundcard, speakers/headphones, CD Writer (for creating CDs). Software
requirements are Linux kernel 2.2.x or later, Netscape Navigator 1.1 or later.
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 MusicMatch Jukebox:
The award-winning MusicMatch Jukebox software is the first and only
all-in-one jukebox software that delivers a personalized, customized music
experience, giving music fans access to music they love, the way they want it.
MusicMatch offers music lovers the freedom to play, record, organize and
discover music in a multimedia-rich listening environment and also delivers
personalized music recommendations based on listeners' individual tastes.
About MusicMatch, Inc.:
MusicMatch, Inc. ( www.musicmatch.com ) is a music company focused on
giving people the music they want, the way they want it. The company's award-
winning MusicMatch Jukebox software is enjoyed by more than 11 million music
fans worldwide who trust MusicMatch to deliver personal fulfillment through
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