12/16/2002 - CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading WindowsTM-to-LinuxTM software developer, unveiled CrossOver Office® Server Edition. A major expansion of CodeWeavers' award-winning CrossOver Office software, CrossOver Office Server Edition allows enterprise users to operate popular Windows software-including MicrosoftTM Office, Internet Explorer, Lotus NotesTM, and VisioTM-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 CitrixTM and Microsoft Terminal ServerTM 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."
CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.3.1 supports the same applications as CrossOver Office 1.3.1, including core office-automation packages such as Microsoft Office, OutlookTM, and Internet Explorer. It also supports Lotus Notes, and Visio 2000, Microsoft's business and technical diagramming application. Support for additional client environments, like Windows, HP-UX, Apple, and SGI, is planned for future releases.
Cost Effective and Hassle-Free
According to White, Server Edition is an attractive proposition for corporate users not only for its affordability and convenience, but also for its simple licensing arrangement. "With Server Edition we offer licensing based primarily on concurrent server usage," White noted. "Client access licenses, 'Open' vs. 'Select' licenses, 'Class-A' vs. 'Class-B' or 'Class-C' licenses-forget all of that. We believe system administrators have neither the time nor the patience to spend time delving into these issues. With a concurrent usage model we can both simplify licensing arrangements and improve customer productivity in the bargain."
Pricing and Availability
CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.3.1 is available immediately, either direct from CodeWeavers or its resellers. Server Edition is initially priced at $1,195 for the server software, with an additional $1,185 for a 25 concurrent user license. 100 concurrent user licenses cost $4,000. No restrictions are placed on the number of users running off of a single server, although customers may purchase additional server licenses at $595 apiece. Unlimited enterprise site licenses are also available. More information on Server Edition and the company's other Windows-to-Linux porting solutions can also be found on CodeWeavers' website, www.codeweavers.com, or by calling (651) 523-9300.
About CodeWeavers, Inc.
Founded in 1996, CodeWeavers develops, markets and supports solutions for Linux-based systems. The Company brings expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to port Windows software to Unix. 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, visit www.codeweavers.com.
CrossOver Office is a trademark of CodeWeavers, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. TrueType is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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