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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 8.0 for Linux

New edition features support for Internet Explorer 7, Quicken 2009 and performance upgrades for Microsoft Office 2007

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (June 16, 2009) – 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 8.0 and CrossOver Linux 8.0, both available for purchase immediately.

Both versions of CrossOver 8.0 will include support for Internet Explorer 7, Quicken 2009 and performance upgrades for Microsoft Office 2007, particularly Outlook.

"Delivering Mac and Linux users support for Internet Explorer 7 and Quicken 2009 is a major development for CodeWeavers.", said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers chief executive officer. "Along with adding support for these applications, CrossOver 8.0 contains significant performance upgrades for Microsoft Office 2007, most notably Outlook. For instance, you can now install Service Pack 1, and users that have very large offline data files will see noticeable speed increases."

Another major benefit of CrossOver 8.0 is that recent Wine Project developments have resulted in support for a myriad of new applications. "Wine is one of those technologies that improves in little ways all the time.", said White. "Since we released our 7.0 version last year, a lot of those incremental improvements have helped many more unsupported applications just "magically" start working. We get comments from users all the time on software we've never heard of that 'Hey, this application runs great now!' More users will see that phenomena happening in 8.0 because Wine has improved so much in the past year or so."

Pricing and Availability

CrossOver Mac Standard is priced at $39.95, and is a download-only product. CrossOver Mac Pro is priced at $69.95, and can be delivered with an optional CD. CrossOver Linux Standard and Pro mirrors that pricing. The Professional version comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (as opposed to 6 months for Standard), and also includes a complimentary copy of CrossOver Games, CodeWeavers Windows games compatibility product. All CrossOver products are significantly less expensive than the cost of a Windows license, allowing CodeWeavers users to economically and legally eliminate 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, Atlantia and others.

About CodeWeavers

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 Mac OS X and 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.

Change Log For CrossOver Linux

8.0.0 CrossOver Linux - June 16, 2009

  • New application support:
    • Quicken 2009
    • Internet Explorer 7
    • Photoshop CS2
  • Application fixes:
    • MS Office 2003:
      • Non-English language service packs should now apply
      • Word 2003: 'Insert Field' should now work properly
      • Word 2003: Table calculations fixed
      • Word 2003: Insert... Picture... From File improved
      • Outlook 2003: NTLM proxy authentication fixed
      • Excel 2003: Insert Picture improved
      • Outlook 2003: Problem with dropping into 'disconnected' mode is resolved
    • MS Office 2007:
      • Service Packs 1 and 2 now apply.
      • Enterprise, Pro, and Corporate editions should now install
      • Word 2007: Fixed misbehavior when using the 'insert image' function
      • Several other Office service packs and add-ons should work better.
    • QuickTime 7:
      • Intermittent hanging bugs should be fixed
      • Several other general fixes
    • Outlook 2000: e-mail attachments should now work
    • Acrobat 5 and 7: "Save As" dialog no longer causes crashes
    • FrameMaker: Handling of PPD files improved on systems without CUPS.
    • Word XP: "Combine Documents" fixed
    • Equation Editor should install and run
  • Other crossover improvements:
    • A 'symbol' font has been added. This should improve Equation Editor behavior.
    • A couple of improvements were made to dual-monitor support on the Mac
    • Fixed problem with resizing windows on dual-head linux systems
    • KDE systray on SUSE 10.1 fixed
    • KDE Printer improved
    • Fixed a problem with demo registration and gksu version 2.0.2.
    • Improved copy and paste
    • Added better 64-bit support in the RPM package
    • Updated many components to fix behavior on the upcoming Snow Leopard release of OSX.

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