Alicia Loh Siew Keng writes "ST. PAUL, MN and SINGAPORE — (August 11, 2005) — CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading Windows-to-Linux software developer, and Resolvo Systems Pte Ltd today announced a partnership aimed at extending the market for CrossOver Office™, CodeWeavers’ popular Windows-to-Linux application, throughout Asia. Resolvo, a respected Linux optimization consultancy with broad exposure in China and other countries across the Asian rim, will aggressively promote CrossOver Office as part of a comprehensive Linux desktop solution for enterprises of all sizes.
CrossOver Office enables Linux users to run a large number of leading Windows personal and professional applications within Linux without a Windows emulator. The product has been widely recognized as a key component in establishing Linux as a practical operating system for desktop use, and is already in deployment on hundreds of thousands of Linux computers around the world.
Resolvo is highly qualified to extend the popularity of CrossOver Office with Far East enterprises. Known for its expertise in technology resource optimization, Resolvo has completed optimization and migration projects for some of Asia’s leading corporations. The company also recently announced the debut of MoveOver™ Enterprise, a software-based system integration tool that expedites the transfer of a user’s entire Windows environment to Linux, including documents, emails, wallpaper, Internet bookmarks and other user-specific preferences.
“CodeWeavers and Resolvo are an excellent strategic fit in Asia, a region with high potential for Linux desktop growth,” said Yap Boon Leong, director of business development for Resolvo. “Our two companies are targeting the same set of customers—those who are keen to move to a Linux desktop platform. MoveOver and CrossOver Office are a complementary fit as well, since MoveOver enables seamless migration to Linux desktop operating system while CrossOver Office assures that commonly-used Windows applications will continue to run on the Linux desktop.”
“Asia represents a tremendous and largely untapped marketplace for CodeWeavers,” noted Jeremy White, chief executive officer of CodeWeavers. “Linux is seeing a lot of action throughout Asia as a viable competitor to Windows. With an experienced partner like Resolvo, which has excellent ties with Pacific Rim hardware manufacturers as well as the larger business community, we believe our opportunities for growth are unusually strong.”
Since its release in 2002, CrossOver Office has enabled Linux users to install and run many of the most popular Windows applications seamlessly, with no secondary emulator needed. Among the many Windows applications supported by CrossOver Office are Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Visio; many versions of Intuit Quicken, including Quicken 2005; Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash; and Apple QuickTime and iTunes.
Resolvo is currently offering CrossOver Office as a product option for its corporate and OEM customers. For more about CodeWeavers and CrossOver Office, go to www.codeweavers.com; additional information about Resolvo Systems can be found at http://www.resolvo.com.
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 company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.codeweavers.com.
About Resolvo Systems:
Established in 2000, Resolvo Systems is a Resource Optimization company, focused on optimizing clients' business resources ranging from Business Analytics, Office Collaboration and Linux Infrastructure solutions. Resolvo is a strong advocate in the adoption of Open Source and Linux in achieving "More with Less" for its clients.
CrossOver Office is a trademark of CodeWeavers, Inc. MoveOver is a trademark of Resolvo Systems Pte Ltd. All other technologies and brand names are used for information only and remain trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies."