CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Plugin, Enabling Display of Popular Windows(R) Browser Plugins, MS Office Files in Linux(R)

Breakthrough Software Adapter Opens QuickTime(TM) and Shockwave(R) Director(R)

On Linux Browsers; MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint Files Open Via Linux Email Clients



Aug 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from CodeWeavers, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LinuxWorld Conference, MOSCONI
 CONVENTION CENTER, BOOTH 1291 -- CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading Windows-to-Linux
 software developer and consultancy, announced today the release of CrossOver
 Plugin, the first Windows-To-Linux adapter for Windows browser plugins and
 email viewers.  The product, unveiled at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2001
 in San Francisco, enables users to access popular Windows files and plug-ins
 in Linux, and gives them a new level of convenience and productivity when
 working in the Linux environment.
     CrossOver Plugin is an exclusive CodeWeavers product designed to operate
 in conjunction with Wine, the well-known open source Windows API (Application
 Programming Interface) maintained by the company.  CrossOver Plugin allows
 seamless use of Apple(R) QuickTime(TM) and Macromedia(R) Shockwave(R)
 Director(R) on most Linux Web browsers including Netscape and Mozilla; what's
 more, the adapter allows Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and eFax email viewers to be
 used with Linux email clients.
     "CrossOver Plugin puts two of the most valuable multimedia plugins in the
 Windows environment onto the Linux desktop," said Jeremy White, founder and
 president of CodeWeavers.  "It also gives business and professional users new
 flexibility to download and read Microsoft Office and eFax files without the
 need for a separate Windows platform.  CrossOver Plugin is a key component in
 the drive to give companies a practical, user-friendly Linux solution."
     Using proprietary extensions developed by CodeWeavers, CrossOver Plugin
 interfaces between the Windows application and Wine in order to allow the
 application to run correctly in Linux.  The software supports many common
 Linux email clients such as Netscape, GNOME Evolution, KDE Kmail, and others.
 Future versions of CrossOver Plugin are expected to support virtually all
 Windows plugins and file viewers.
 
     Available at LinuxWorld
     CrossOver Plugin is immediately available for download from the
 CodeWeavers' Web site, www.codeweavers.com , at a price of $19.95.  A CD
 version, priced at $29.95, will be ready for mail order purchase in early
 September; however, CDs are now available to LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
 2001 attendees at the CodeWeavers booth.
     CodeWeavers is also offering SDKs for CrossOver Plugin as well as
 licensing agreements that authorize use of the software in embedded
 applications.  For more, visit CodeWeavers at Booth 1291.
 
     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 .
 
     Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Windows is a
 registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
 countries.  Macromedia, Shockwave, and Director are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
 Apple and QuickTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer,
 Inc.  All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their
 respective companies.
 
     CONTACT:  Jeremy White of CodeWeavers, +1-651-523-9313,
 jwhite@codeweavers.com
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LinuxWorld Conference, MOSCONI
 CONVENTION CENTER, BOOTH 1291 -- CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading Windows-to-Linux
 software developer and consultancy, announced today the release of CrossOver
 Plugin, the first Windows-To-Linux adapter for Windows browser plugins and
 email viewers.  The product, unveiled at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2001
 in San Francisco, enables users to access popular Windows files and plug-ins
 in Linux, and gives them a new level of convenience and productivity when
 working in the Linux environment.
     CrossOver Plugin is an exclusive CodeWeavers product designed to operate
 in conjunction with Wine, the well-known open source Windows API (Application
 Programming Interface) maintained by the company.  CrossOver Plugin allows
 seamless use of Apple(R) QuickTime(TM) and Macromedia(R) Shockwave(R)
 Director(R) on most Linux Web browsers including Netscape and Mozilla; what's
 more, the adapter allows Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and eFax email viewers to be
 used with Linux email clients.
     "CrossOver Plugin puts two of the most valuable multimedia plugins in the
 Windows environment onto the Linux desktop," said Jeremy White, founder and
 president of CodeWeavers.  "It also gives business and professional users new
 flexibility to download and read Microsoft Office and eFax files without the
 need for a separate Windows platform.  CrossOver Plugin is a key component in
 the drive to give companies a practical, user-friendly Linux solution."
     Using proprietary extensions developed by CodeWeavers, CrossOver Plugin
 interfaces between the Windows application and Wine in order to allow the
 application to run correctly in Linux.  The software supports many common
 Linux email clients such as Netscape, GNOME Evolution, KDE Kmail, and others.
 Future versions of CrossOver Plugin are expected to support virtually all
 Windows plugins and file viewers.
 
     Available at LinuxWorld
     CrossOver Plugin is immediately available for download from the
 CodeWeavers' Web site, www.codeweavers.com , at a price of $19.95.  A CD
 version, priced at $29.95, will be ready for mail order purchase in early
 September; however, CDs are now available to LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
 2001 attendees at the CodeWeavers booth.
     CodeWeavers is also offering SDKs for CrossOver Plugin as well as
 licensing agreements that authorize use of the software in embedded
 applications.  For more, visit CodeWeavers at Booth 1291.
 
     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 .
 
     Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Windows is a
 registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
 countries.  Macromedia, Shockwave, and Director are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
 Apple and QuickTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer,
 Inc.  All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their
 respective companies.
 
     CONTACT:  Jeremy White of CodeWeavers, +1-651-523-9313,
 jwhite@codeweavers.com
 
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