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CodeWeavers, Inc. today released CrossOver Plugin version 2.0, the company's Windows®-To-Linux® adapter for Windows browser plugins and document viewers.

MOSCONE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA / Booth #1175 -(August 5, 2003)-CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading Windows®-to-Linux® software developer, today raised Linux-based web surfing to a new level of user convenience with the release of CrossOver PluginTM Version 2.0, the latest version of the company's powerful Windows-to-Linux browser adapter. With CrossOver Plugin 2.0, unveiled today at LinuxWorldTM Conference & Expo in San Francisco, virtually anything on the `net-spreadsheets, documents, databases, presentations, music, multimedia, graphic files and more-can be viewed, downloaded, printed, or otherwise experienced, easily and reliably.

Among the latest upgrades and additions found in CrossOver Plugin 2.0 are the following:

  • Support for Adobe Acrobat Reader 5;
  • Support for a wide range of other well-known plugins including ebrary Reader®, Cortona VRML®, and QuickView Plus®;
  • Improved playback of Apple QuickTime® files including MPEGs and MIDI files;
  • Greater overall usability, especially during setup and configuration; and
  • Better print performance.

CrossOver Plugin 2.0 also supports the latest iterations of many top Linux distributions such as Red Hat 9.0, Mandrake 9.1, and SuSE 8.2. As with prior versions of CrossOver Plugin, Version 2.0 accesses ActiveX® controls embedded in Web pages and other HTML documents for maximum compatibility with online applications and other interactive elements.

"CodeWeavers is committed to breaking down barriers for the Linux community. CrossOver Plugin 2.0 underscores that commitment by setting new marks for versatility and convenience," said Jeremy White, founder and president of CodeWeavers. "For Linux users looking for a smooth, dependable, and broad-based Internet experience, they can't do better than CrossOver Plugin 2.0."

Multi-Faceted Solution

As the leading plugin of its kind, CrossOver Plugin 2.0 bridges an unusually broad range of browsers, applications, file formats, desktops, and Linux flavors. CrossOver Plugin 2.0 integrates with virtually all well-known browsers including Netscape 4.x, Netscape 6.x, Opera, Mozilla®, Konqueror®, SkipStone®, and Galeon®. Easy access to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is possible via its support for GNOME and KDE desktop software; the same Microsoft attachment types can be opened from any mail client.

Other Windows plugins made compatible by CrossOver Plugin 2.0 include eFax, iPIX, Macromedia Authorware® Web Player 6, Macromedia Flash®, ModPlug®, MDL Chime®, MGI, QuickTime, Real Player® 8, Shockwave Director®, Superscape Viscape®, Trillian®, and Windows Media Player 6.4.

CrossOver Plugin 2.0 is priced at $34.95 (download) and $44.95 plus S+H (CD version), with volume licensing available. Buyers can visit the CodeWeavers exhibit at LinuxWorld, Booth 1175, for a demonstration, or visit CodeWeavers' corporate website,

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

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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