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CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver Plugin 1.1 with Windows Media Support

Feb 27, 2002, 00:56 (44 Talkback[s])

ST. PAUL, MN -- (February 27, 2002) -- CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading Windows-to-Linux software developer, today unveiled CrossOver Plugin Version 1.1, the newest version of the company's leading Windows-To-Linux adapter for Windows browser plugins and email viewers. Among its many improvements, CrossOver Plugin 1.1 provides new support for multi-user environments, enabling quick and easy rollout to literally thousands of desktops without reconfiguration.

CrossOver Plugin, introduced in August 2001, allows users to accesse popular Windows files and plug-ins in all of the most popular Linux web browsers and email clients. Along with the ability to open MS Office documents (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and eFax files in any KDE or GNOME application, CrossOver Plugin 1.1 now supports Windows Media Player streams opened in a Linux web browser.

This new Media Player functionality adds to CrossOver Plugin 1.1's support for Apple QuickTime and Macromedia Shockwave Director. Also new to CrossOver Plugin 1.1 is acceptance for all TrueType fonts as well as: RealPlayer files; the iPIX plugin; Macromedia Authorware; Trillian, a convergent instant messaging plugin that supports AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger; and Chime, a scientific plugin used in the chemical industry as well as many colleges and universities.

CrossOver Plugin 1.1 is now the fastest, most convenient and cost-effective way for large enterprises to support the most popular Windows-based files across Linux desktops and workstations, said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. In minutes, CrossOver Plugin 1.1 can enable the workflow for literally thousands of employees with a single configuration.

This new version of CrossOver Plugin will only enhance its wide acceptance in both academic and corporate environments. Using proprietary extensions developed by CodeWeavers, CrossOver Plugin interfaces between the Windows application and Wine, allowing the application to run correctly in Linux. The software supports most Linux browsers including Netscape, Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, SkipStone and Galeon.

Since its unveiling last year, CrossOver Plugin has received unusually good feedback from customers around the world. CrossOver Plugin 1.1 is immediately available for $24.95 via download from the CodeWeavers Web site, www.codeweavers.com; a CD version, priced at $34.95, is also available. CodeWeavers also offers SDKs for CrossOver Plugin 1.1 as well as licensing agreements that authorize use of the software in embedded applications.