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Enterprise Linux Today: CodeWeavers CrossOver Office Server Edition to Surpass Citrix and Windows

Dec 11, 2002, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])


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CodeWeavers, Inc. today unveiled CrossOver Office Server Edition. A major expansion of CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office software, CrossOver Office Server Edition allows enterprise users to operate popular Windows software--including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, and Visio--in a distributed thin client environment for both Linux and Solaris.

'CrossOver Server Edition is designed to help the corporate marketplace bridge to Linux,' said Jeremy White, CEO of CodeWeavers. 'With Server Edition we offer corporate workgroups the ability to control costs by consolidating on a lower-cost desktop, while still running the applications their users have grown accustomed to. But whereas Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Server licenses typically cost hundreds of dollars per user, we can provide outstanding productivity for much less. The result is cost savings with real convenience.'

Jackson State University's Michael Robinson, a recent adopter of Server Edition, agrees. 'Server Edition was exactly what we needed to maximize our investment in SunRay thin client stations. With CrossOver technology, we get the power and ease of thin-client computing, the convenience of letting our students and faculty run their favorite Windows applications, and a very affordable solution. At a time when IT budgets are really being squeezed, this was a perfect way for us to get more for less...'"

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