CODEWEAVERS RELEASES 6.2 VERSIONS OF CROSSOVER WITH OUTLOOK AND GAMING UPDATES
CrossOver Mac 6.2 delivers significant speed increase for Outlook on Mac OS
X 10.5 Leopard
CrossOver is the only compatibility software on the market supporting Team
Fortress II out of the box
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 2, 2007) – 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 6.2 and CrossOver Linux 6.2, both available for purchase
starting October 2, 2007.
CodeWeavers debuted the widely acclaimed CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux
6.0 this past January, followed by 6.1 in May.
CrossOver Mac 6.2 users running Outlook on Mac Leopard can expect a 50
percent increase in speed, on average, over CrossOver Mac 6.1. “We are
excited to be providing an upgrade that means faster and more robust
performance for Outlook users. We remain committed to making CrossOver the
finest solution for running Outlook on other operating systems,
particularly in corporate environments,” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers’
chief executive officer. “Frankly, this speed increase comes courtesy of
Apple Computer, as we worked with them to identify and implement a fix in
Leopard that helps our core compatibility technology – Wine – run to its
Another major benefit conveyed through the upgrade is the fact that both
the Mac and Linux versions of CrossOver 6.2 will support Valve Software’s
newly released Team Fortress II. “We’re thrilled to be the only
compatibility software on the market that will support Team Fortress II,
out of the box, ” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers’ chief executive officer.
“Not only that, but gamers will find that CrossOver delivers much better
frame rates in our supported game titles than other emulation solutions.”
To help convey the gaming advantages of its 6.2 versions, CodeWeavers has
prepared a web video comparing the experiences of those gamers using
CrossOver versus its competitors VMware and Parallels. To view the video,
CodeWeavers is also offering a launch promotion: A 10% discount through
October 31, 2007 for all customers who order the 6.2 version over the
internet at store.codeweavers.com and enter a special deal code of “zomg”.
Popular windows applications supported by CrossOver Mac 6.2 include
Microsoft Office (including native Outlook Exchange Server connectivity),
Visio and Project; Intuit Quicken and QuickBooks, and Half-Life 2.
Popular windows applications supported by CrossOver Linux 6.2 include
Microsoft Office, Outlook, Visio, and Internet Explorer; Adobe’s Photoshop,
Macromedia’s Dreamweaver, Intuit’s Quicken and QuickBooks, and Lotus Notes.
Games supported include World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 2.
CrossOver Mac is priced at roughly one-quarter the cost of a Windows
license, allowing Mac users to economically and legally circumvent 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, Douglas Stewart Co., Atlantia,
A Japanese version of CrossOver 6.2 will also be available from CodeWeavers
exclusive Japanese distributor, NetJapan (www. netjapan.co.jp) in early
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 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.