CodeWeavers Unveils CrossOver Office Server With Solaris and Linux Thin-Client Support For Popular Windows Software

8/19/2002 - CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading Windows®-to-UNIX® software developer, announced the beta release of CrossOver Office® Server Edition Version 1.2 at LinuxWorld 2002. Server Edition, which extends CrossOver Office, CodeWeavers' hugely popular software solution, allows users to operate popular Windows software including Microsoft® Office, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes®, Quicken®, and Visio® in a distributed thin client environment for both Linux and Solaris®.

"CrossOver Office has been a great success for CodeWeavers. With CrossOver Office Server Edition, we are extending our core marketplace into areas like engineering and CAD/CAM environments, many of whom are running Solaris," said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. "These organizations have a strong need for Windows software running over a thin client. With Server Edition, these workgroups will have a powerful incentive to standardize their desktops on a single Unix environment, rather than having both a Unix and a Windows system on each user's desk. This saves corporations significant system support and capital acquisition costs."

CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.2 supports the same core applications as CrossOver Office 1.2, including core office-automation packages such as Microsoft Office, Outlook®, and Internet Explorer. It also supports Lotus Notes, Intuit's® Quicken, and Visio 2000, Microsoft's business and technical diagramming application. Support for additional client environments, like HP-UX, Apple, and SGI, is planned for future releases.

Cost Effective and Hassle-Free
Another aspect that White says will make Server Edition an attractive proposition for larger sites is its affordability and ease of administration. "With Server Edition, we're offering a very robust thin-client environment for a very affordable price. Whereas Citrix® and Microsoft Terminal Server® licenses typically cost hundreds of dollars per user, we can provide outstanding productivity for much less," White says. "Not only that, but we have a much simpler approach to licensing, one in which system administrators don't have to spend undue time ironing out licensing issues.

Pricing and Availability
CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.2 is priced at $4,895 for a 100 concurrent user license. Additional 100 users cost $2,995. Unlimited enterprise site licenses are available. Customers can sign up for the beta program at CodeWeavers' website,, or by calling (651) 523-9300. For additional information about CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.2, CrossOver Office 1.2, or the company's other Windows-to-Linux porting solutions, log on to the company website or visit the CodeWeavers exhibit, Booth #1289, at LinuxWorld 2002/San Francisco, August 13-15, 2002.

About CodeWeavers (
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.

CrossOver Plugin, CrossOver Office, and CrossOver Office Server Edition are trademarks of CodeWeavers, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are 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. Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. Apple and QuickTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

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