SAINT PAUL, Minn. (July 28, 2010) On the heels of the highly-anticipated release of Wine 1.2, CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the simultaneous release of CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver Games 9.1 for both Mac and Linux.
Based in Saint Paul, Minn., CodeWeavers is a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems. CrossOver allows Windows software to be used on Mac and Linux PCs without the need for a Windows operating system license.
Available immediately, CrossOver 9.1 fully incorporates Wine 1.2, which the Wine community released on July 16th. The Wine Project is an open source technology developed by hundreds of volunteers worldwide. Wine enables millions around the world to run Windows software on Unix-like operating systems, all without needing to run Windows itself. CodeWeavers is one of the founders and largest supporters of The Wine Project and sells CrossOver and other software as supported versions of Wine.
CrossOver Games 9.1 now supports StarCraft II as well as Star Trek Online, along with a wide range of improvements to many other games.
The regular CrossOver update includes improvements to all Microsoft Office versions, improvements in Quicken 2010 support, and a broad range of fixes that should help all applications.
"Wine 1.2 version featured the work of 328 people including a lot of hard work from our team making more than 23,000 separate patches over two years," said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers CEO. "CodeWeavers was proud to be a part of that effort, and we are thrilled to be able to bring that work to our customers with this release of CrossOver." CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver 9.1 Games replaces all previous versions of CrossOver.
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.