SAINT PAUL, Minn. (December 24, 2010) — CodeWeavers, Inc. (www.codeweavers.com), and LinSoft GmbH (www.linsoft.de), leading providers of open-source systems and tools, announced today their joint participation in LinSoft’s 10th Anniversary Sale. Effective today until January 31st, 2011, LinSoft will be providing a free license of CrossOver Linux Standard on every LinSoft Linux PC. CrossOver Linux provides the ability for users to run Windows software applications on their Linux PC without needing to purchase a Windows operating system license.
Said Jon Parshall, CodeWeavers COO, “We’re excited to be providing a great Windows compatibility solution to LinSoft’s customers—a solution that saves them time and money, and having to purchase a Windows license to run their needed applications.” Oliver Poths, LinSoft’s founder, echoed this sentiment, noting that “Linux on the desktop has always been highly cost-effective. But now it’s becoming increasing user-friendly as well. Tools like CrossOver provide Linux desktop users with a great user experience.”
Conveniently timed around the Christmas holiday, Poths noted further, “This offer makes a great Christmas present, or even an after-Christmas present, if Santa hasn’t brought you a Linux PC down the chimney.”
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers 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 United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.CodeWeavers.com.
LinSoft GmbH, located in Aarbergen, Germany was founded in the year 2000 as an IT-consultant company, computer manufacturer and online shop focused on Linux and Open Source Software. LinSoft uses an online configuration tool www.linsoft.de/engine/productG/workstation to provide built-to-order desktop PCs with ready-to-use Linux operating systems. They also provide Linux-Servers, commercial software, Linux and open-source related literature and software, and IT implementation services.
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Oliver Poths, LinSoft, (49) 6120-972330,
Jon Parshall, CodeWeavers, (1) 651-523-9304,