SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 2, 2007) — CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the release of CrossOver Mac 6.2 and CrossOver Linux 6.2, both available for purchase starting October 2, 2007.
CrossOver Mac 6.2 users running Outlook on Mac Leopard can expect a 50 percent increase in speed, on average, over CrossOver Mac 6.1. “We are excited to be providing an upgrade that means faster and more robust performance for Outlook users. We remain committed to making CrossOver the finest solution for running Outlook on other operating systems, particularly in corporate environments,” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers’ chief executive officer. “Frankly, this speed increase comes courtesy of Apple Computer, as we worked with them to identify and implement a fix in Leopard that helps our core compatibility technology—Wine--run to its full potential.”
Another major benefit conveyed through the upgrade is the fact that both the Mac and Linux versions of CrossOver 6.2 will support Valve Software’s newly released Team Fortress II. “We’re thrilled to be the only compatibility software on the market that will support Team Fortress II, out of the box, ” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers’ Chief Executive Officer. “Not only that, but gamers will find that CrossOver delivers much better frame rates in our supported game titles than other emulation solutions.”
To help convey the gaming advantages of its 6.2 versions, CodeWeavers has prepared a web video comparing the experiences of those gamers using CrossOver versus its competitors VMware and Parallels. To view the video, visit www.codeweavers.com.
CodeWeavers is also offering a launch promotion:
a 10% discount through October 31, 2007 for all customers who order the 6.2 version over the Internet at store.codeweavers.com and enter a special deal code of “zomg”.
Popular Windows applications supported by CrossOver Mac 6.2 include Microsoft Office (including native Outlook Exchange Server connectivity), Visio and Project; Intuit Quicken and QuickBooks, and Half-Life 2.
Popular Windows applications supported by CrossOver Linux 6.2 include Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and Internet Explorer; Adobe's Photoshop, Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Intuit's Quicken and QuickBooks, and Lotus Notes. Games supported include World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 2.
CrossOver Mac is priced at roughly one-quarter the cost of a Windows license, allowing Mac users to economically and legally circumvent the need for Windows. The updated versions of CrossOver for Mac and Linux are available online at www.codeweavers.com and in many retail outlets in North America, via distribution through Navarre, Douglas Stewart Co., Atlantia, and others.
A Japanese version of CrossOver 6.2 will also be available from CodeWeavers exclusive Japanese distributor, NetJapan (www.netjapan.co.jp) in early October, 2007.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine –the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. 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, the UK, and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.codeweavers.com.
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