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Long Form Birth Certificate Also Released

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (May 24, 2011) — CodeWeavers, Inc., which provides the celebrated CrossOver software enabling Mac and Linux users to run Windows software on their computers without the need of a Microsoft license, this month marks its 15th birthday by revealing its birther video and releasing its long form birth certificate.

CodeWeavers releases long-form birth certificate

Star-crossed hook-up at mega mall
As the birther video reveals, CodeWeavers was founded after the consummation of a fiery romance between a Mac user and a PC devotee who met on a random Tuesday afternoon at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

Nine months later, in May 1996, the video shares that CodeWeavers president and CEO Jeremy White – who in addition to being a software maven is a licensed obstetrician-gynecologist – delivered the software on an open source platform at his St. Paul clinic. A copy of the long-form birth certificate is here. He then nurtured the software and grew his company with seed capital he earned in a lawsuit he settled out of court after being rear-ended on I-35W by an over-caffeinated campaign volunteer for H. Ross Perot’s ill-fated ‘96 presidential campaign.

“I’m incredibly proud of CodeWeavers CrossOver, which has grown into a bright-eyed and ever-confident teenager,” said White as he sat at his desk attempting to dry his tears off the birthday card he was signing for his software. “Trust me, he’s had his meltdowns and occasionally he’s done things I had no idea he could do. But, through it all he’s been a trusty alternative for individuals who want to run Windows applications on their computer without the drudgery and expense of buying a Microsoft license.”

“So, to celebrate CodeWeavers birthday, we are rolling out our new CrossOver Bundle product - which contains both our CrossOver and CrossOver Games products in one neat package. And we’re offering it in a pricing structure that is not only incredibly affordable but also mind-bogglingly confusing.”

CrossOver price to correspond with day of month
Through May 31, individuals can download the new CodeWeavers Bundle product at a price that corresponds with the day of the month. Normally a $49.95 value, individuals can buy the software for $25 on May 25, $26 on May 26, $27 on May 27, and onward through May 31. Full details can be found here

About CodeWeavers

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

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Eric Davis, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6465,

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