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CodeWeavers, Inc. today released CrossOver Plugin version 1.1.2, the company's Windows®-To-Linux® adapter for Windows browser plugins and document viewers.

ST. PAUL, MN-(January 23, 2003)-CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading Windows®-to-Linux® software developer, today announced the release of CrossOver Plugin Version 1.2, the newest version of the company's powerful Windows-To-Linux adapter for Windows browser plugins and email viewers. CrossOver Plugin 1.2 enables Linux users to access ActiveX® controls embedded in Web pages and other HTML documents; the new release also features support for the most popular and recent Linux distributions, as well as improved support for Windows Media Player and Trillian.

CrossOver Plugin allows users to access 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 1.2 supports Apple QuickTime, RealPlayer®, and Macromedia® Shockwave® Director® files. Also supported are all TrueType fonts as well as iPIX®, Macromedia Authorware®, Chime, and Trillian, a convergent instant messaging plugin that supports AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger.

"Version 1.2 is the next logical step in the march toward a totally transparent, full-featured Linux Web browser solution," said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. "With the number of ActiveX controls embedded into today's Web sites, Linux users need the ability to access ActiveX programming. CrossOver Plugin 1.2 enables an Enterprise or Embedded web developer to provide their ActiveX components to a Linux user."

Other Improvements

With CrossOver Plugin 1.2, new compatibility with all the newest Linux distributions is provided, including Mandrake 9, Red Hat 8 and the upcoming Red Hat 8.1, and others. The quality of sound support has dramatically improved, particularly for the Windows Media Player plugin. Many other bugs have been removed has well, particularly for Trillian. "CrossOver Plugin 1.2 users should notice significant performance increase in Trillian, giving them more reliable instant messaging across a wide variety of IM software," noted White.

CrossOver Plugin 1.2 supports most Linux browsers including Netscape®, Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, SkipStone and Galeon. The software is priced at $24.95 (download) and $34.95 plus S+H (CD version), with volume licensing available. For a limited time, a special bundle incorporating CrossOver Plugin and CrossOver Office can also be purchased for $69.95 (download) or $79.95 plus S+H (CD version). Buyers should go to CodeWeavers' corporate website,

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

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. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.


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