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High-Tech Relationship Begins With A Dance, A Little WINE

Application Access Provider Tarantella, Inc. and WINE Project Leader CodeWeavers Inc. Partner to Deliver CrossOver Office Server Edition Via the Internet

Santa Cruz, CA., February 24, 2003 - Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq: TTLA), a leading supplier of secure application access software, today announced a partnership with CodeWeavers, Inc. to provide a cost effective solution offering users secure Internet access to Microsoft's® Office suite and other select Windows applications hosted on Linux servers, anywhere and at any time.

CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of The WINE Project, an open source software initiative that allows Linux to run Microsoft Windows applications as if they were running natively. CrossOver Office Server Edition allows users to run their favorite Windows productivity applications in a distributed thin-client environment under Linux, without the need for Microsoft operating system licenses.

"We continually look to push the technology envelope for our students," stated Prof. Warren Sheaffer, Chairman of the Computer Science Information Systems Program at St. Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota. "The combination of CodeWeavers and Tarantella not only makes the most of the power and flexibility of Linux, but also allows us to deliver access to the Microsoft Office suite over the Internet. This solution lets us really leverage our strategic investment in thin-client computing."

"Our mission has always been to help leverage Windows technology on Linux," said Jeremy White, Founder and CEO of CodeWeavers, Inc. "Through the partnership with Tarantella, we are now able to deliver a cost-effective solution to new markets, and to expand our customer base to include users who need access to their Windows applications securely over the Internet from any device."

CodeWeavers and Tarantella will deliver an Internet-optimized version of CrossOver Office Server Edition -- including a free single user license -- to Tarantella Enterprise 3 customers. To access a demo of the solution or download a free single user license, please go to

"We're pleased to introduce a choice for customers who require access to Microsoft Office," said Guy Churchward, Director of Strategic Alliances for Tarantella. "Citrix® and Microsoft Terminal Server® licenses typically cost hundreds of dollars per user. The CrossOver Office Server Edition, optimized for the Internet, allows cost savings and convenience while eliminating the challenge of CAL licensing procedures and providing freedom from managing Microsoft Terminal Server."

About CodeWeavers, Inc.:
Founded in 1996, CodeWeavers develops, markets and supports solutions for Linux-based systems. The Company brings expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to port Windows software to Unix. 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, visit

About Tarantella, Inc.
Tarantella is a leading provider of secure, application access software that enables organizations to access information and applications across all platforms, networks and devices. Tarantella bridges the gaps between vendors, ensuring that customers have complete access to business-critical information. Using Tarantella's software, customers realize the benefits of secure corporate data, maximized return on existing IT assets and improved productivity. The company markets its flagship product, Tarantella Enterprise 3, through key industry partnerships including Sun Microsystems, a direct sales force and a worldwide network of consultants and resellers. Tarantella is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For more information, please visit the Tarantella website at

Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc., in the USA and other countries. CrossOver Office is a trademark of CodeWeavers, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. TrueType is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.


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