MICROSOFT WINDOWS SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO DESKTOP LINUX USERS.CodeWeavers, Inc. and Linspire, Inc. have introduced CrossOver Office 5.0 for Linspire. Linspire users who purchase CrossOver Office can run dozens of Windows applications, including Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities. 2003, Adobe Photoshop See Photoshop. and Intuit's Quicken and Quickbooks, natively from their Linspire desktop Linux This article or section is written like a personal reflection or and may require .
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"Businesses tell us they want to switch to the desktop Linux operating system to reduce total cost of ownership or improve security, but it's the thought of losing one or two software applications -- like Quickbooks or Microsoft Project (product) Microsoft Project - A Microsoft Windows program offering various project management tools.
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Carmony is founder and CEO of Dating DNA, a free online dating service for social networking sites. , CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Linspire, Inc. "CrossOver Office is genius because it removes that hesitation from the equation. Yes, you can still use Quicken or Microsoft software on your Linspire machine, but you don't have to overpay o·ver·pay
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CrossOver Office allows Linspire users to install popular Windows productivity applications and plugins in Linspire without needing a Microsoft operating system CD or license. CrossOver Office includes an easy-to-use, single-click interface, which makes installing Windows applications simple and fast. Once installed, the application will integrate directly with the Linspire environment -- users just click the application icon or name to launch, exactly as they would in Windows. Any documents created using CrossOver Office applications may be opened and edited with other native Linux programs, such as OpenOffice.org or GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) An open source paint and image editing program for Unix, X Window and Mac OS X that originated as an undergraduate project by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball at the University of California, Berkeley. .
CrossOver Office has become the essential productivity utility for millions of Linux users around the world by supporting the seamless, dependable installation and operation of scores of top-name Windows applications natively within Linux. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and Internet Explorer, as well as Adobe's Photoshop and Dreamweaver, Intuit's Quicken and Quickbooks, and Lotus Notes, are just some of the many popular applications that can be used on Linux desktops via CrossOver Office.
"Linspire's power and ease of use, combined with its easy retail availability, has puts it among the leaders in the fast growing Linux operating system category," said Jeremy White, chief executive officer of CodeWeavers, Inc. "CrossOver Office for Linspire will make it even easier for potentially millions of Windows desktop users -- enterprise and individual alike -- to make the switch to Linux."
Currently Supported Applications
CrossOver Office can run a range of Windows software, but CodeWeavers fully supports the following applications:
* Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2000, and 97 * Microsoft Outlook * Microsoft Internet Explorer See Internet Explorer. * Microsoft Access * Microsoft Project * Adobe Photoshop * Microsoft Visio * Lotus Notes 5.0 and 6.5.1 * Quicken * iTunes * FrameMaker * Web Browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. Plugins * QuickTime * Shockwave Director * Windows Media Player Digital jukebox software for Windows from Microsoft that plays a variety of audio, video and streaming formats including MP3, WMA, CD audio and MIDI. Starting with Version 6.2 in 1999, the Windows Media Rights Manager was added for securing copyrighted content. 6.4
For more supported applications, visit http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxoffice/supported_apps/.
Pricing and Availability
CrossOver Office 5.0 Standard is now available for Linspire users via Linspire's one-click CNR See riser card.
CNR - Communication and Network Riser software download service. CNR subscribers may purchase CrossOver Office for Linspire for $39.95. CNR Gold subscribers may purchase CrossOver Office for a further discounted price of $34.95. To purchase CrossOver Office for Linspire, visit http://www.linspire.com/crossover.
About CodeWeavers, Inc.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine and other Linux programming solutions. 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, California, the Netherlands, and Germany. The comp any is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, visit http://www.codeweavers.com.
About Linspire, Inc.
Linspire, Inc. was founded in 2001. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR ("click and run") Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The more than 2,400 software titles available in the CNR Warehouse (http://www.linspire.com/cnr) include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.
Linspire, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.linspire.com.
For more information, call 858/587-6700 x263.