Enterprise Linux Today: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Office

ST. PAUL, MN – (March 27, 2002) – CodeWeavers, Inc. today
announced the release of CrossOver Office a breakthrough software
solution that allows enterprise-level Linux users to install and
operate Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes on their PCs without the
Windows operating system.

CrossOver Office eliminates the need for both a Microsoft
Windows operating system license and a Windows emulator when
running Microsoft Office or Lotus Notes in Linux, thereby giving
users a cost effective and easy way to use two of the world’s most
popular PC business applications.

“CrossOver Office is an ideal solution for any corporate or
individual Linux user wishing to run Microsoft Office or Lotus
Notes,” said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers.
“This product streamlines the entire Microsoft Office/Lotus
deployment challenge for Linux shops and for organizations using
both Windows and Linux, significantly reducing costs while giving
users the productivity tools they need on either platform. The
powerful combination of CrossOver Office and Linux represents a
viable, commercially- supported alternative for corporations
feeling constrained by Windows XP’s restrictive and cumbersome
licensing scheme but wishing to continue using popular Windows

Until now, Linux PC users who wished to operate MS Office or
Lotus Notes were forced to install a Windows emulator, then a
licensed copy of Microsoft Windows and finally the desired
application. With CrossOver Office, individuals and businesses can
go directly to Notes or Office, speeding deployment, reducing
costs, and improving the overall user experience.

CrossOver Office is being marketed to enterprise customers
migrating to the Linux OS, IT consultants specializing in desktop
management, VARs as well as Internet appliance and thin client
users.CrossOver Family of Products Represent a Breakthrough for the
Linux Desktop

CrossOver Office expands the CrossOver family line started by
CrossOver Plugin(TM) CrossOver Plugin gives Linux desktop users
access Web content previously only available on Windows PCs,
including QuickTime, Shockwave, and Windows Media(R) Player

“By making it simpler to use Windows software on Linux,
CodeWeavers has knocked down a major barrier to the growth of the
Linux desktop” said Rick Lehrbaum, Executive Editor of
DesktopLinux.com. “This will help many organizations choose the
power, flexibility, and value of the Linux desktop.”

“Version 1.0 of CrossOver Office is only the beginning. We plan
on rapidly introducing support for several more major Windows
productivity applications throughout 2002,” said White. “As
CrossOver Office’s list of supported applications expands,
CodeWeavers will further strengthen the Linux operating system’s
position as a viable competitor in the desktop operating system

CrossOver Office is priced at $54.95 per user, with workgroup,
site and enterprise license discounts available. For additional
information and to purchase CrossOver Office or other
Windows-to-Linux porting solutions, visit www.codeweavers.com.

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