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 the future." "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 Unix platforms. * 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 of 2001. 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 music. (R)MusicMatch is a registered trademark of MusicMatch, Inc. (TM)MusicMatch Jukebox is a trademark of MusicMatch, Inc. 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