MOSCONE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO / BOOTH S233 — (January 9, 2007) — CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the release of CrossOver® Mac, the company’s breakthrough new product that lets Mac OS X users install and use popular Windows applications without the presence of the Windows operating system. CrossOver Mac will bring welcome flexibility and convenience to companies, schools, and individual Mac users looking for new options in software application availability.
CrossOver Mac, currently showcasing at CodeWeavers’ exhibit at the Macworld 2007 Conference & Expo in San Francisco, offers an exceptionally easy to use, single click interface. Once loaded, the utility integrates seamlessly within Mac OS X. Subsequent loading of Windows applications is done via the application’s installation CDs; programs are opened for use by simply clicking on the application within the OS X Finder.
Many of the most popular Windows applications are supported by CrossOver Mac, such as Microsoft Office (including native Outlook support for Exchange servers); Microsoft Visio and Project; Intuit Quicken and QuickBooks; and best-selling games like Half Life 2 and Prey.
“The huge number of downloads for the Beta version of CrossOver Mac earlier this year proved the incredible desire among Mac users for a Windows-to-Mac utility,” said Jeremy White, chief executive officer of CodeWeavers. “Our dream at CodeWeavers is to enable everyone to choose a computer system they like, without worrying about compatibility with their Windows programs. Today’s release of CrossOver Mac is a major step towards that goal.”
One-Quarter the Cost
CrossOver Mac solves many of the major problems faced by Mac owners who occasionally need to avail themselves of Windows-only applications . Buying, loading and dual-booting Windows is no longer necessary; what’s more, CrossOver Mac is priced at roughly one-quarter the cost of a Windows license, allowing Mac users to legally circumvent the need for Windows while saving a lot of money in the process.
For enterprise IT staffs—whether corporate or academic—who in the past have had to convert Mac users in order to run applications like Windows Outlook or Exchange 2003 Server, CrossOver Mac is a true lifeline. Other Mac users who keep a separate Windows PC on their desk just to run Windows applications can finally eliminate extra equipment, gain valuable desktop space, and simplify their working lives.
CrossOver Mac mirrors the release of CrossOver Linux 6.0, a new version of CodeWeavers’ Windows-to-Linux compatibility product. CrossOver Linux is the new name for CrossOver Office, the company’s flagship solution built on Wine, the open source Unix implementation of the Win32 API.
At CodeWeavers’ Web site, www.codeweavers.com, Mac users can access a Compatibility Center where they can search known Windows applications for CrossOver Mac compatibility. They can also request official support for favorite or critical programs not currently supported.
CrossOver Mac is priced at $59.95 (download version) or $69.95 (CD version). For more information or to see CrossOver Mac in action, visit the CodeWeavers exhibit during Macworld 2007 at Booth S233 in Moscone Center.
About CodeWeavers, Inc.:
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. 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, log on to www.codeweavers.com.