Santa Barbara, CA – March 1, 2006 – Versora and CodeWeavers announced today the availability of “The Linux Desktop Migration and Productivity Bundle”. The bundled software package includes Versora’s Progression Desktop which automates the migration of data, application and system settings from Windows desktops to Linux as well as CrossOver Office Standard 5.0 that allows applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop to run on Linux.
“A bundled migration tool that includes the ability to run Microsoft Office productivity applications on Linux makes sense for individuals and organizations who want to move off Windows to Linux, but have concerns about a rip and replace scenario,” said Versora CEO Mike Sheffey. “You can now migrate all desktop data and settings from Windows to Linux while using the same Windows applications you’ve relied on in the past.”
Reports indicate that a key barrier to Linux desktop adoption revolves around the reluctance to move off the familiar Windows desktop environment and its applications to a Linux platform.
“In the near term, people will be more apt to try Linux if they don’t have to sacrifice productivity,” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers CEO. “The cost and security benefits of Linux may ring true, but in the mind of the end-user they are not more important than the familiarity and comfort of using the Windows desktop. With sophisticated migration and productivity tools such as Progression Desktop and CrossOver Office, we think we’ve provided a solution to the pain point associated with moving to the Linux desktop.”
“The Linux Desktop Migration and Productivity Bundle” is available for electronic download at www.versora.com for $49 per license.
Versora is a leading provider of Windows to Linux migration solutions. Versora offers software and professional services that enable and accelerate enterprise Linux adoption. Solutions that Versora offer include Linux mail and collaboration migration from Microsoft Exchange servers, Linux database migration from Microsoft SQL servers, Apache web server migration from Microsoft IIS web servers, and Windows to Linux desktop migration. For more information about Versora, visit www.versora.com
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine and other Linux programming solutions. The company’s goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. For more information about CodeWeavers, visit www.codeweavers.com.